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2014-08-20 16:24:47

OTTAWA, Aug. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue Serious allergic reactions to food often happen without warning and can quickly become life threatening for some children. What you should know As many as 1.2 million Canadians have food allergies and this number may be increasing, especially among children. Up to six per cent of children are estimated to have food allergies. The symptoms of allergic reactions can range from mild skin irritations and hives to breathing difficulties and loss of...

2014-08-19 16:29:04

VIENNA, Va., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children with asthma and food allergies are vulnerable to bullying at school and online, often by classmates who tease or harass them because they're "different." It may be an age-old problem, but it must be addressed if we expect kids to be able to focus on their studies. Stopping confrontations before they start creates an environment where all children feel protected. "The keys to preventing bullying are self-confidence and...

2014-08-13 08:28:16

Two New States Named to the 2014 Asthma and Allergy School Honor Roll During a Record Year for Medication Access, but More Still Needs to Be Done. WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In just a few weeks, schools will be back in session for the millions of students with asthma and food allergies. So what are schools doing to protect students and teachers with these chronic diseases? Today the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) revealed its 2014 State Honor...

2014-08-06 23:10:22

Pharmacists have a new ally in their efforts to protect their patients from accidental gluten ingestion in their medications. The GFCP is proud to announce that Mint Pharmaceuticals has been awarded the GFCP mark of assurance. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 The Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) in partnership with the Canadian Celiac Association is proud to announce that Mint Pharmaceuticals (“Mint”) is the first pharmaceutical supplier in Canada to be certified by...

2014-08-05 23:09:27

ACDA's Advocacy Results In Food Standards to Aid Millions (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 The American Celiac Disease Alliance (ACDA), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for individuals with celiac disease and gluten-related disorders, today celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) and welcomed the effective date for its final provision establishing standards for gluten-free labeling. The federal labeling regulation...

2014-08-05 23:01:25

Food makers who want to label their products “gluten free” have to start following stricter rules starting today. Gluten-Free Living magazine answers the top 20 questions about those rules. Braintree, MA (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 The growing number of food makers who want to label their products “gluten free” have to start following stricter rules starting today. Today is the deadline for compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new gluten-free labeling rules, which...

2014-08-05 12:31:15

Newly launched PeanutAllergyFacts.org will offer resources for families and professionals ATLANTA, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Peanut Board (NPB) today announced the launch of PeanutAllergyFacts.org, a new website for parents, schools, foodservice executives and manufacturers. The site is designed to provide science-based information about peanut and food allergies, as well as links to resources about effective allergy management. To view the multimedia assets associated with...

2014-07-21 23:02:56

North America formed the largest segment of the gluten-free products market in 2013. It is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 10.6% over the projected period. (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/gluten-free-products-market-738.html) (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 The report, “Gluten-Free Products Market by Type (Bakery & Confectionery, Snacks, Breakfast Cereals, Baking Mixes & Flour, and Meat & Poultry Products), Sales Channel (Natural & Conventional) & Geography -...

2014-07-07 12:29:03

DALLAS, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report, "Gluten-Free Products Market by Type (Bakery & Confectionery, Snacks, Breakfast Cereals, Baking Mixes & Flour, and Meat & Poultry Products), Sales Channel (Natural & Conventional) & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019" by MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the Gluten-Free Products Market with an analysis and projection of the size of the global market, in terms of value ($million) and...

2014-06-28 12:56:04

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Study shows caregivers' allergy perceptions not always accurate It's tough being the parent of a child with food allergies. Constant vigilance is needed for everything your child eats, when a single food item containing a hidden ingredient can be fatal. Although worry is a factor for anyone caring for a child with food allergies, according to a study published in the July issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the...


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