Archive for the ‘FAAN’ Category

Allergy alert – milk, sunflower, sesame, soy

Posted by RoseBoccio on July 3rd, 2011

According to the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), Risvold’s Salads Inc. is recalling “seafood pasta” and “seafood salad” due to undeclared milk, sunflower, sesame, and soy. The products were sold behind the deli case in select retail markets in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. The recall affects all Risvold’s seafood salad with “use by” dates prior to 071111 and all Risvold’s seafood pasta with “use by” dates prior to 071711. Consumers may return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (323) 770-2674, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PT.

FAAN website dons a new look

Posted by RoseBoccio on December 2nd, 2009

A press release from the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: The Internet’s foremost authority on food allergies,, has been completely transformed with a new look and functionality that provides greatly improved usability for visitors including the newly diagnosed, professionals, and members of the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN). – Read the details here.

FAAN launches college network

Posted by RoseBoccio on October 28th, 2009

The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) has launched the FAAN College Network, a new web-based program that could change the way students with food allergies choose where to go to college by providing information that makes researching a potential school easier. Until now, prospective college students were left on their own to research questions about food allergy management at each college or university. FAAN’s College Network serves as a clearinghouse of information enabling college-bound students to learn about different colleges’ approaches to food allergy management. They will also find contact information for people who can best answer questions about how food allergies are addressed at each college. – Get more info here.

Teen educates others about FAs

Posted by RoseBoccio on October 15th, 2009

From New Baltimore Voice Newspapers: Sara VanLuvenver is just 14-years-old but these statistics flow from her as if she were reciting the number of shoes in her closet or contacts in her cell phone. Having such knowledge isn’t a hobby for this Anchor Bay High School freshman, food allergies are part of her everyday life. In fact, being so comfortable with her eating challenges resulted in Sara, of New Baltimore, being named the National Teen Ambassador for the Food Allergy Network. Check out more here.

Back-to-school jitters for millions of FA students & their parents

Posted by SB Anderson on September 2nd, 2007

A PRNewswire press release from the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: “The incidence of food allergy has skyrocketed, doubling in the last 10 years, and scientists aren’t sure why. More than 12 million Americans – one in 25 – are caught up in this life-altering epidemic. Among them are 2.2 million school-age children. For them, as well as for their parents, back-to-school is an especially anxious time. That’s because food allergy is not the harmless, whimsical condition some people still seem to think it is.” Read more here.

Medical board reacts to allergen-peanut with skepticism

Posted by SB Anderson on August 18th, 2007

A response from the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network to the announcement of the creation of an allergen-free peanut: “As you may have seen in the news, a researcher at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University claims to have developed a way to make allergen-free peanuts, and says his new process doesn’t affect the taste or quality…FAAN’s Medical Advisory Board members have reacted to the announcement with skepticism, and to the storm of media coverage with concern.” Read more here.

Country singer walks for food allergy cause

Posted by SB Anderson on July 24th, 2007

From the USA’s Post Chronicle: “Country star Trace Adkins will lead this year’s (07) Walk for Food Allergy series in America to honour his daughter’s battle with eating issues. The Chrome singer will serve as the honorary chairman of the awareness drive, which will take place in 20 cities across America, beginning next month (Aug07).” Read more here.

Walk for food allergy to raise funds, awareness

Posted by SB Anderson on November 12th, 2006

From Phoenix’s Arizona Republic: “Queen Creek parent Jennifer Goins said she supports a bill before Congress that would encourage schools to voluntarily help parents monitor cafeteria ingredients. Her 2-year-old son, Colin, is among the more than 2 million school-age children who have food allergies…Parents around the Valley will gather this weekend for the state’s first Walk for Food Allergy: Moving Toward A Cure. They hope to raise money and awareness about the issue.” Read more here.

Food allergies in the family

Posted by SB Anderson on November 1st, 2006

From New York, NY’s WCBS-TV: “More and more children are having to cope with food allergies. While the child is the one who may have an allergic reaction, it’s important for the whole family as well as friends and schoolmates to know what’s going on. Anne Munoz-Furlong, CEO and founder of The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, sat down with CBS 2 News’ Cindy Hsu for an interview.” Read more here.

FAAN calls for award nominations

Posted by SB Anderson on October 26th, 2006

A press release from PRNewswire: “The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), the nation’s leading nonprofit, patient advocacy organization, dedicated to advancing research on behalf of those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis, is calling for nominations for the organization’s distinguished 11th Annual Mariel C. Furlong Awards for Making a Difference (MCF Awards). These awards were created to honor individuals or corporations who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference in the lives of children with food allergies.” Read more here.