Loudoun Allergy Network

Loudoun Allergy Network

Website: www.LoudounAllergyNetwork.org

Loudoun Allergy Network is a support group for families living in Loudoun County, Virginia managing food allergies and anaphylaxis. The group focus on school advocacy, social strategies, life tips, products and recipes. Connecting with others gives members comfort knowing they are not alone.

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Mission: SUPPORT Managing life threatening allergies is a difficult process. After a diagnosis of food allergies, many parents feel overwhelmed. LAN members are available to share experiences and provide practical advice. EDUCATE We educate our families and local community about living with life-threatening allergies. LAN provides resources through various platforms. In group meetings, guest speakers give presentations on food allergy related topics. Members participate in fund raising activities to support outreach and medical research. ADVOCATE We work with various food allergy organizations and Loudoun County Public Schools to promote awareness of life-threatening allergies. LAN is committed to increasing awareness and advocating for a safer environment.

[04/02/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall NadaMoo! Voluntarily Recalls Select Pints of Strawberry Cheesecake Due to Undeclared Almond https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm634969.htm #FoodAllergy

[03/30/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Market of Choice, Inc., an Eugene, Ore. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,094 pounds of pork and poultry pâté products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2019/recall-039-2019-release

[03/29/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Blueberry Bread https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm634747.htm #FoodAllergy

[03/28/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Theo Chocolate Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in 3oz Sea Salt 70% Dark Chocolate Bars https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm634713.htm #FoodAllergy

[03/26/19]   Meetings and events are suspended until further notice. We have experienced a significant family event and will need time to heal. Food recalls and news updates will be monitored as usual. Thank you.

[03/23/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Tip Top Poultry, Inc., a Rockmart, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 100 pounds of frozen, fully cooked diced white chicken meat products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2019/recall-036-2019-release

[03/21/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Better Made Snack Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk In 10 Ounce $3.99 Original Potato Chips https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm634092.htm #FoodAllergy

[03/21/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Century Snacks LLC Recalls Snak Club Honey Bliss Nut Mix Due to Undeclared Allergen https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm634082.htm #FoodAllergy

[03/15/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Surtidoras Bakery Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Marble Muffin, Banana Muffin, and Blueberry Muffin https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm633577.htm #FoodAllergy

[03/12/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Carnivore Meat Company, LLC, a Franklin, Tenn. establishment, is recalling approximately 379 pounds of raw ground beef and pork sausage products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2019/recall-027-2019-release

[03/12/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Choice Canning Company, Inc., a Pittston, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 35,459 pounds of chicken fried rice products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2019/recall-026-2019-release

[03/09/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Conagra Brands, Inc., a Milton, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,871 pounds of chicken and rice products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2019/recall-025-2019-release

[03/01/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Asia Foods Distributor Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in “Nova Salted Biscuit” https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm632529.htm #FoodAllergy

[02/27/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Joy Gourmet Foods LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm632223.htm #FoodAllergy

[02/26/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall UTZ Quality Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Bachman 10 Ounce Twist https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm632095.htm #FoodAllergy

[02/25/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Russ Davis Wholesale - Crazy-Fresh, an Eagan, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 702 pounds of chicken Caesar salad products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2019/recall-021-2019-release

[02/25/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall B&G Foods Voluntarily Recalls a Limited Number of Jars of Victoria® Marinara Sauce Due to Possible Undeclared Cashew https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm631992.htm #FoodAllergy

[02/22/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Meijer Recalls Mint Meijer Brand Ultimate Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies Due to an Undeclared Soy Allergen https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm631919.htm #FoodAllergy

[02/22/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall J Bar B Foods, a Weimar, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 51,188 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) cheddar smoked sausage products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2019/recall-017-2019-release

[02/21/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Jacques Torres Manufacturing LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in “Jacques” Big Daddy Dark Chocolate Bar https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm631689.htm #FoodAllergy

[02/21/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Gilda Industries, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Butter Pound Cake https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm631720.htm #FoodAllergy

[02/20/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Concord Fresh Success Recall Mild Salsa Seasoning Mix Due To Undeclared Milk Allergen https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm631634.htm #FoodAllergy

[02/19/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Chukar Cherries Expands Recall Of Amaretto Rainier Ultra Dark Chocolate Cherries Pouches Due To Undeclared Milk https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm631537.htm #FoodAllergy

[02/16/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Nature’s Path Foods Recalls A Specific Production Run Of Envirokidz Choco Chimps, Gorilla Munch And Jungle Munch Cereals Due To Undeclared Gluten https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm631510.htm #FoodAllergy

[02/13/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Ottogi America, Inc. Expands Recall on Undeclared Egg in Products https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm631285.htm #FoodAllergy

Spotted: 2oz. Condiment Cups w/Lids (24 ct) at Harris Teeter in Ashbrook Commons Plaza. Great for school/office lunchbox or travel & more! #FoodAllergy #FoodAllergyProduct #Solutions

Spotted: Sure Shot Salad Dressing Tote at Giant in Ashburn Village. LAN Support Group Leader uses this to carry her coconut-milk creamer when on trips. What would you use this for? #FoodAllergy #FoodAllergyProduct #Solutions

[02/11/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall VICS Acquisition, LLC, a Harlingen, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 99,975 pounds of chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2019/recall-014-2019-release

[02/09/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Birdseed Food Co. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Cashews in Craft Granola Goldenola Turmeric & Ginger https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm631041.htm #FoodAllergy

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McDonald’s USA Offers Donut Sticks at Participating Restaurants | Food Allergy Research & Education

#FoodAllergy Alert: “McDonald’s USA will be offering Donut Sticks nationwide at participating McDonald’s from February – April 2019.”

https://www.foodallergy.org/ingredient-notices/mcdonalds-usa-offers-donut-sticks-at-participating-restaurants

foodallergy.org McDonald’s USA Offers Donut Sticks at Participating Restaurants McDonald’s USA will be offering Donut Sticks nationwide at participating McDonald’s from February – April 2019. February 4, 2019 McDonald’s USA will be offering Donut Sticks nationwide at participating McDonald’s from Februa...

[02/05/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Frito-Lay Issues Voluntary Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk In Small Number of Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm630685.htm #FoodAllergy

[02/05/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Allergy Alert Issued by Santa Rosa Whole Foods Market for Undeclared Walnut, Milk and Eggs in “Hipster Chipster” Cookies https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm630684.htm #FoodAllergy

#SchoolLunch Alert: From Loudoun County School Nutrition Services

“Please check with your school to see what is being served this week. Menu options will vary by school due to food delivery impacted by the snow days.” #FoodAllergy #Loudoun

[02/02/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Taylor Farms TX, Inc., a Dallas, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 2,100 pounds of chicken products incorrectly labeled as “Chile Relleno” products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2019/recall-011-2019-release

[01/28/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Perdue Foods, LLC, a Bridgewater, Va. establishment, is recalling approximately 16,011 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken nugget products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2019/recall-008-2019-release

[01/25/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Mrs. Grissom’s Salads Issues a Voluntary Recall https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm629807.htm #FoodAllergy

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Wendy’s: New “May Contain” Milk Allergen | Food Allergy Research & Education

#FoodAllergy “Ingredient Notice: Wendy's

Wendy’s is launching several new menu items that result in a new “may contain” milk allergen disclosure for foods cooked in the same fryers.”

https://www.foodallergy.org/ingredient-notices/wendys-new-menu-items-result-in-a-new-milk-allergen-disclosure

foodallergy.org Wendy’s: New “May Contain” Milk Allergen Wendy’s is launching several new menu items that result in a new “may contain” milk allergen disclosure for foods cooked in the same fryers. January 23, 2019 From Wendy's: In January 2019, Wendy’s is launching 3 new hamburgers. These hamburgers ...

[01/24/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Perrigo Issues Allergy Alert For Simple Truth Organic Banana, Strawberry & Apple Puree With Nonfat Greek Yogurt https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm629753.htm #FoodAllergy

#FoodAllergyAlert We were alerted to the following change to Wegmans brand pasta. Please read the attached notice for information. Contact your local #Wegmans for further details. We are grateful that Wegmans has taken the extra precaution to notify their #FoodAllergy customers about this change. Thank you. #EggAllergy

[01/19/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Ottogi America, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Products https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm629663.htm #FoodAllergy

[01/19/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Custom Made Meals, LLC, a Denver, Colo., establishment, is recalling approximately 7,954 pounds of chicken skewer products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2019/recall-005-2019-release

thomassilvera.wixsite.com

Elijah-Alavi

#FoodAllergy “Elijah-Alavi Affiq Thomas Silvera would have been turning 5 years old [today] Wednesday, January 16th. I created this video in honor of his birthday to bring awareness to food allergies.

The Elijah-Alavi Foundation and #elijahsecho is an initiative designed to raise awareness of the importance of severe food allergy/anaphylaxis education and training as well as asthma w/ allergies. The #elijahsecho movement has been born of the tragic incident that occurred in a New York City Pre-K school/Daycare center on November 3rd, 2017. The incident of which, soon after caused my son Elijah-Alavi to pass away. Despite the school having well documented all his severe food allergy and his severe allergy to dairy products, an adult employee had fed my son Elijah-Alavi a grilled cheese sandwich. Following the incident, Medical professionals worked on Elijah-Alavi as he was going into anaphylactic shock. The school had failed to report what Elijah-Alavi had been fed. Soon after, my son Elijah-Alavi passed away.

The Elijah-Alavi Foundation Inc nonprofit 501 (c) (3) Was able to pass a Law called Elijah's Law #A10031 in the Senate and we’re working harder to move this bill further. Elijah’s echo had also aided in the amendment of the NYC Department of Health Codes by providing safety with training provide by Code Ana and with Kaléo pharmaceutical donating 7500 Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP) to all NYC regulated daycare centers to protect our young children. Let's continue to create and build an awareness by putting a name and face to the importance of severe food allergy ,anaphylaxis and asthma safety in the inner city schools/pre-K and daycare centers here in NYC and hopes to continue nationally.

The Elijah-Alavi Foundation Inc. is one that is very close to many of our hearts, and we are working very hard to honor his memory. With every donation given, it will go to directly to the Elijah-Alavi Foundation, so we can utilize our mission/initiative by providing the training and education in these New York City Schools/Daycare centers etc. Come and stand with my family and I. We encourage you to share Elijah-Alavi story and video by using the hashtag #elijahsecho and promote food allergy/anaphylaxis and asthma awareness and safety.

Sincerely,
Thomas Silvera, CST
Co-Founder/Vice President
Elijah-Alavi Foundation Inc.
Nonprofit 501 (c) (3)
Be #elijahsecho
Donate: https://thomassilvera.wixsite.com/elijahsecho
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beelijahsecho/
Media: https://www.allergicliving.com/2018/01/26/elijah-silveras-father-on-the-urgent-need-for-food-allergy-knowledge-in-all-school-communities/
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thomassilvera.wixsite.com Elijah-Alavi Silvera, The Elijah-Alavi Foundation is Elijah’s Echo an initiative designed to raise awareness of the importance of anaphylaxis/ severe food allergy education and safety as well as asthma w/ allergies

[01/16/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall RXBAR Recalls Certain Varieties of Bars Due to a Potential Undeclared Peanut Allergen https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm629527.htm #FoodAllergy

[01/16/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Voluntary Recall Notice of El Guapo Chile Habanero and Chile Pasilla-Ancho Pouches Due to Unlabeled Peanut Allergen https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm629522.htm #FoodAllergy

nbcnews.com

Government shutdown stops FDA food safety inspections

Government shutdown stops FDA food safety inspections. #FoodAllergy

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/government-shutdown-stops-fda-food-safety-inspections-n956716?

nbcnews.com "There are important things we are not doing," FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says.

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