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. Please note: The purpose of LAN's Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest page is to provide credible and/or helpful information to the public. LAN cannot control who posts to or on our page or who responds to LAN's Twitter posts. We are not responsible for any content posted on these pages, including copyright material(s). The opinions expressed on LAN's Pinterest and page and response to LAN's Twitter page are the opinions of the individual or source and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of LAN, LAN’s members or LAN’s support group leaders and/or volunteers. Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/LoudounAllergy Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/loudounallergy/

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.


Video: SpoonfulOne Helps Stop a Child's Food Allergy Before It Starts

allergicliving.com Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson on the new advice to introduce babies to potential allergens to help prevent food allergies, and the SpoonfulOne feeding product.


Feeding Babies and Toddlers to Protect Against Food Allergies

allergicliving.com New research shows that introducing your baby early to a diverse array of foods can train the immune system – and help reduce the odds of food allergies.

Spotted: Daiya #dairyfree salad dressing in Homestyle Ranch, Creamy Caesar, and Blue Cheeze at #HarrisTeeter in Ashbrook Commons Plaza! #FoodAllergy


Egg Allergy Alert - Whole Foods Market Raspberry Cheesecake Italian Gelato

community.kidswithfoodallergies.org Allergy Alert Issued due to Undeclared Egg in Whole Foods Market Brand Raspberry Cheesecake Italian Gelato For Immediate Release November 22, 2019 Contacts Consumers: Whole Foods Market 1-844-936-8255 Media: Betsy Harden (512) 542-3198 [email protected] Announcement Whole Foods Market is v...


What a Difference 50 Years Can Make: Managing Food Allergies in the 1960s vs. Now

community.kidswithfoodallergies.org KFA member JoanMarie has had food allergies her entire life. She grew up in the 1960s when people didn’t have many safe food options, allergy-friendly recipes and epinephrine auto-injectors. In her story, she shares her experience to help us see how far food allergy management has come since then.

[11/25/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Northern Fisheries LTD. Voluntary Expanded Tuna Recall Press Release http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/northern-fisheries-ltd-voluntary-expanded-tuna-recall-press-release #FoodAllergy


Lawmakers Learn Urgent Need for Auto-Injectors on Planes

allergicliving.com Personal stories of severe food allergy reactions helped make the case in Washington: epinephrine auto-injectors are a must for airplane medical kits.

[11/23/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Allergy Alert Issued due to Undeclared Egg in Whole Foods Market Brand Raspberry Cheesecake Italian Gelato http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/allergy-alert-issued-due-undeclared-egg-whole-foods-market-brand-raspberry-cheesecake-italian-gelato #FoodAllergy

[11/21/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall “Euroline Foods LLC” Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites In “Dry Fruit Mix “Quince Compote” (Tainy Vostoka)” http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/euroline-foods-llc-issues-alert-undeclared-sulfites-dry-fruit-mix-quince-compote-tainy-vostoka #FoodAllergy


Food Allergy Advocates Meet With Senate About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors on Planes

community.kidswithfoodallergies.org The Asthma and Allergy Foundation (AAFA) is working with like-minded groups and community members to find the best way to get epinephrine auto-injectors stocked on airplanes in the United States. Today, our government affairs representative, Mark Vieth, attended a Senate meeting on epinephrine auto-...


Why Some Ambulances Don’t Stock Epinephrine – And How to Prepare

allergicliving.com Most think that if you call 911, the ambulance crew will arrive with the proper equipment and training, however, that is not always the case.

[11/20/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Mondelēz Global LLC Conducts Voluntary Recall of Limited Quantity of Cheese Nips (11 oz. Box) Product in the U.S. Due to Potential Presence of Foreign Material http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/mondelez-global-llc-conducts-voluntary-recall-limited-quantity-cheese-nips-11-oz-box-product-us-due #FoodAllergy

[11/18/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Select Varieties of Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese are Voluntarily Being Recalled Due to Potential Presence of Foreign Material http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/select-varieties-breakstones-cottage-cheese-are-voluntarily-being-recalled-due-potential-presence #FoodAllergy


Ohio Teen Fighting for Life Out of Coma, Opens Eyes

allergicliving.com After nearly a month of being in a medically induced coma, Emma Pfouts is opening her eyes, squeezing her mother’s hand and reacting to her sister’s voice.


Wheat Allergy Alert - Green Meadows Premium Meat Cuts Savory Chicken Boti Kebab

community.kidswithfoodallergies.org Creative Food Processing Recalls Poultry Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Class II Recall Release: 112-2019 Health Risk: Low Date: Nov 13, 2019 Congressional and Public Affairs Buck McKay (202) 720-9113 [email protected] WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2019 – Creative Food Processing, a ...


Wheat and Fish Allergy Alert - Marketside Creamy Cauliflower Parmesan Soup

community.kidswithfoodallergies.org Kettle Cuisine Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Fish and Wheat in Marketside Creamy Cauliflower Parmesan Soup 16oz For Immediate Release November 12, 2019 Contacts Consumers: Kettle Cuisine, Jessica Stasinos 617-409-1290 Announcement Kettle Cuisine of Lynn, MA is voluntarily recalling Marketside B...

[11/14/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Natural Grocers Issues Recall on Organic Soybeans Due to Mold http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/natural-grocers-issues-recall-organic-soybeans-due-mold #FoodAllergy

[11/14/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Creative Food Processing, a Santa Clara, Calif. establishment is recalling approximately 1,941 pounds of raw 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-112-2019-release


Plan Ahead to Reduce Your Holiday Stress From Food Allergies

community.kidswithfoodallergies.org Holidays should be a joyous time spent with friends and family. But holidays focused around food can create added stress for parents of children with food allergies. These tips will help you avoid food allergy reactions during holiday celebrations. Keep the Focus on the Holiday, Not the Food Every f...

[11/13/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Kettle Cuisine Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Fish and Wheat in Marketside Creamy Cauliflower Parmesan Soup 16oz http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/kettle-cuisine-issues-allergy-alert-undeclared-fish-and-wheat-marketside-creamy-cauliflower-parmesan #FoodAllergy

[11/12/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Taher Voluntarily Recalls Veggie & Ranch Cups With Cauliflower Because of Possible Health Risk http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/taher-voluntarily-recalls-veggie-ranch-cups-cauliflower-because-possible-health-risk #FoodAllergy


Pollen Immunotherapy May Relieve Oral Allergy Syndrome Symptoms in Children

community.kidswithfoodallergies.org We know that children with pollen food allergy syndrome (PFAS) also suffer from seasonal allergies. A new study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting in Houston shows that allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy) can be effectiv...


New Studies on the Role of Oral Food Challenges in Food Allergy Diagnosis and Eczema

community.kidswithfoodallergies.org Oral food challenges (OFCs) are the gold standard for allergists when diagnosing a food allergy. The person being tested is given a very small dose of the food by mouth under the supervision of a board-certified allergist to test for a severe reaction. Two medically challenging cases being presented...


AAFA and KFA Talk About Preventing Food Allergies With Pediatricians

community.kidswithfoodallergies.org The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) recently exhibited at the 2019 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) conference. We learned the latest news in pediatrics and food allergies. We also spoke with doctors about the food allergy and asthma programs and services we offer. Kids With Food...


ACAAI News: OAS in Kids, Penicillin, Twitter Impact - Allergic Living

allergicliving.com The ACAAI 2019 allergists’ meeting looked at a range of hot topics, including OAS and allergy shots in kids, penicilllin, and social media’s impact.

[11/09/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Russ Davis Wholesale Voluntarily Recalling Products Due to Possible Health Risk http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/russ-davis-wholesale-voluntarily-recalling-products-due-possible-health-risk #FoodAllergy


Healthy, Diverse Diet During Pregnancy May Lower Risk of Allergies in Children

allergicliving.com Eating a healthy, diverse diet during pregnancy appears to lower the risk of a baby developing eczema and food allergies, a new study finds.

[11/07/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Peekay International Inc., Issues Alert on Underclared Sulfites in “Swan Dry Yellow Dates” and “Keshav Dry Yellow Dates” http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/peekay-international-inc-issues-alert-underclared-sulfites-swan-dry-yellow-dates-and-keshav-dry #FoodAllergy

[11/06/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Mann Packing Recall of Vegetable Products Affects Whole Foods Market Stores; Grocer Issues Voluntary Recall of Multiple Products http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/mann-packing-recall-vegetable-products-affects-whole-foods-market-stores-grocer-issues-voluntary #FoodAllergy

[11/06/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Mill Stream Corp. (Sullivan Harbor Farm) Issues a Voluntary Recall of Cold Smoked Salmon Because of Possible Health Risk http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/mill-stream-corp-sullivan-harbor-farm-issues-voluntary-recall-cold-smoked-salmon-because-possible #FoodAllergy

[11/06/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Meijer Recalls Select Vegetable Trays Due to Potential Health Risk http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/meijer-recalls-select-vegetable-trays-due-potential-health-risk #FoodAllergy

[11/06/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Ghnw, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Mushroom Stir Fry Blend and Stir Fry Blend Because of Possible Health Risk in Oregon and Washington States http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/ghnw-llc-voluntarily-recalls-mushroom-stir-fry-blend-and-stir-fry-blend-because-possible-health-risk #FoodAllergy

[11/05/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Wegmans Veggie Power Blend & Tofu Shiitake Slaw http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/wegmans-veggie-power-blend-tofu-shiitake-slaw #FoodAllergy


17% of Children With Food Allergies May Have a Sesame Allergy

community.kidswithfoodallergies.org Investigators at the National Institutes of Health have found that sesame allergy is common among children with other food allergies, occurring in an estimated 17% of this population. In addition, the scientists have found that sesame antibody testing—whose utility has been controversial—accurat...


Sesame Seed Allergy Alert - New York Style Sausage Co. Pork Products

community.kidswithfoodallergies.org FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Raw Pork Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen For Immediate Release November 2, 2019 Congressional and Public Affairs Veronika Pfaeffle (202) 720-9113 [email protected] Announcement WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture...

[11/04/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Mann Packing Co., Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Vegetable Products Sold in the United States and Canada Due to Potential Health Risks http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/mann-packing-co-inc-voluntarily-recalls-vegetable-products-sold-united-states-and-canada-due #FoodAllergy

[11/01/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall King Arthur Flour Updates Three Lot Codes of Voluntarily Recalled Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (5 lb.) http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/king-arthur-flour-updates-three-lot-codes-voluntarily-recalled-unbleached-all-purpose-flour-5-lb #FoodAllergy

[11/01/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Nestlé USA Announces Voluntary Recall of Ready-to-Bake Refrigerated Cookie Dough Products Due to Potential Presence of Foreign Material http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/nestle-usa-announces-voluntary-recall-ready-bake-refrigerated-cookie-dough-products-due-potential #FoodAllergy


Ohio Cheerleader Fights for Life After Anaphylaxis at Homecoming Dance

allergicliving.com 16 year-old Emma Pfouts is in a medically induced coma after suffering a severe anaphylactic reaction and asthma attack her homecoming dance on Oct. 19.

[10/31/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Wawona Frozen Food Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Raspberries Due to Possible Health Risk http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/wawona-frozen-food-voluntarily-recalls-frozen-raspberries-due-possible-health-risk #FoodAllergy


Mom and Daughter Rally Local Businesses to Make Local Halloween Festival Food-Allergy Friendly

community.kidswithfoodallergies.org The community of Clifton Springs, New York, attends a popular Halloween festival every year called Spooktacular. Families come in costume for the games, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, haunted house and dance party. And, of course, the trick-or-treating. After hearing about TEALOWEEN on the KFA commun...


Milk Allergy Alert - Golden Dragon Cookies Chinese Almond Cookies

community.kidswithfoodallergies.org Golden Dragon Fortune Cookies Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Chinese Almond Cookies For immediate Release October 22, 2019 Contacts Consumers 312-842-8199 Announcement Golden Dragon Fortune Cookies Inc.,of Chicago, Illinois is recalling Golden Dragon Inc. Chinese Almond Cookies, bec...

[10/29/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall Golden Dragon Fortune Cookies Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Chinese Almond Cookies http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/golden-dragon-fortune-cookies-inc-issues-allergy-alert-undeclared-milk-chinese-almond-cookies #FoodAllergy

[10/29/19]   #FoodAllergyRecall North Bay Produce Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Apples Because of Possible Health Risk http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/north-bay-produce-voluntarily-recalls-fresh-apples-because-possible-health-risk #FoodAllergy


Can the Use of Antihistamines for Anaphylaxis Delay Emergency Treatment?

community.kidswithfoodallergies.org New research suggests that giving antihistamine medicine to a child experiencing anaphylaxis--a sudden and severe allergic reaction that can quickly be fatal--usually does more harm than good by delaying emergency treatment.

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