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The FASTER Act Makes Its Way (Back) to Congress

The FASTER Act Makes Its Way (Back) to Congress

Earlier this week the US House of Representatives introduced the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research (FASTER) Act. If the headlines raised a sense of déjà vu for you, you’re not alone. This headline is one we’ve heard before (in November 2020, in fact). If you weren’t keeping tabs on the progress of this important bill, this new announcement may have confused you. Let’s step back a moment and take a look at what the FASTER Act entails and why this headline might sound familiar. 

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Warm Up With A Mug of These Allergy-Friendly Hot Drinks

Warm Up With A Mug of These Allergy-Friendly Hot Drinks

Sipping a generous mug of these beverages while curled up on the couch with your favorite people is the perfect recipe for a blissful afternoon – whether or not the weather outside is frightful.

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Allergy-Friendly & Allergy-Free Are Different Things (And Only One of Them is Accurate!)

Allergy-Friendly & Allergy-Free Are Different Things (And Only One of Them is Accurate!)

“What can I bake that will be allergy-free so everyone can enjoy it?” Have you heard that question before? The person asking means well. Depending on the context, there may even be a legitimate answer that meets the needs of a very specific group of people. The problem comes when the question is asked in a more general context. Why? Because you’ll be hard pressed to find many foods that are truly and completely allergen free. Wait. What? Let’s back up a moment and revisit a few basic food allergy facts. Top 8 9 Allergens In the United States, the...

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Cold-Weather Comfort Food Your Allergic Family Will Love

Cold-Weather Comfort Food Your Allergic Family Will Love

Cold, gusty winter days are perfect for the sort of comfort foods that warm you up from the inside out. Whether that’s a buttery-rich caramel coffee or a savory cup of soup, it can take a little effort to find scrumptious dishes that also hit the right notes of allergen-free. Roll up your sleeves, reach for an apron, and get ready to cook. We’ve done some of the legwork for you and compiled a short list of allergy-friendly recipes you’re going to want to try. 

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