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Food Allergy Resources

Management And Safety Tips

Here is a list of organizations dedicated to helping you learn about managing your food allergies and intolerances.

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology (AAAAI)

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) is a membership organization of more than 7,000 allergists/immunologists in the United States, Canada, and various other countries. The AAAAI is patients trusted resource for allergies, asthma, and immune deficiency disorders. Their membership includes allergists/immunologists, other medical specialists, allied health, and related healthcare professionals—all with a particular interest in researching and treating allergic and immunologic diseases.

The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI)

The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology is a professional medical organization of more than 6,000 allergists-immunologists and allied health professionals. ACAAI allergists are board-certified physicians trained to diagnose allergies and asthma, administer immunotherapy, and provide patients with the best treatment outcomes.

If you have food allergies or intolerances and love Korean food, check out the Korean Convenience app!

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1953, is the leading patient organization for people with asthma and allergies and the world’s oldest patient group.

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Team (FAACT)

A nonprofit with a mission to educate, advocate, and raise awareness for all individuals and families affected by food allergies and life-threatening anaphylaxis.

Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE)

The world’s largest non-profit organization is dedicated to food allergy awareness, education, research, and advocacy; the group provides information, programs, and resources about food allergies and anaphylaxis.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
NIAID’s mission is to conduct and support basic and applied research to understand better, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. For more than 60 years, NIAID research has led to new therapies, vaccines, diagnostic tests, and other technologies that have improved the health of millions of people in the United States and worldwide.

The MedicAlert Foundation offers 24/7 protection to medical first responders and your family that a medical emergency has taken place.  The Medic Alert Foundation helps protect individuals with life-threatening allergies and asthma conditions.  They’re a nonprofit that has been saving and protecting lives since its founding in 1956. 

National Food Safety Database
Get tips on safely handling and storing food to prevent illness and cross-contamination.

Food Allergy Regulations & Policies

United States Food And Drug Administration

The FDA enforces regulations requiring companies to list ingredients on packaged foods and beverages to protect those with food allergies and other food hypersensitivities. There are more specific labeling requirements for certain foods that cause allergies or hypersensitivity reactions.

The FDA guides the food industry, consumers, and other stakeholders on the best ways to assess and manage allergen hazards in food. The FDA also conducts inspections and sampling to check that major food allergens are adequately labeled on products and to determine whether manufacturers implement controls to prevent cross-contamination. *Cross-contamination is defined as the inadvertent introduction of a significant food allergen into a product. 

USDA – Food Safety And Inspection Service 

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) protects the public’s health by ensuring that meat, poultry, and egg products are safe, wholesome, and properly labeled.  They have over 9,000 team members and are dedicated to food safety.  Find food alerts and also report problems with food.

South Korea – Ministry of Food And Drug Safety

The MFDS’ mission is to provide consumers with more accurate information on food products. MFDS implements related regulations and standards* that requires the labeling of the product name, ingredients, manufactured and expiration dates (quality retention date), net contents, identity and principal place of business, and nutrition information, as well as sanitary instructions for safe storage and warnings on packaging and containers.

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Food Allergy and Asthma Awareness

Food Allergy and Asthma Awareness Week

Donate Or Volunteer Opportunities

It’s Food Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month!  Each time we speak up for ourselves, our friends, our family, or our kids, we raise awareness.

If you would like to donate to the fundraiser that helps F.A.R.E while gaining exposure for yourself or your brand, you can learn more here!

What is F.A.R.E?

FARE is one of the world’s largest nonprofit organizations that specializes in raising awareness of food allergies, educating, researching, and providing relevant information. The company was formed in 1991, by a mother whose child was diagnosed with a milk and egg allergy. In 1998 FARE began holding its annual Food Allergy and Asthma Awareness Week.

Food Allergy Awareness Week Mission!

Their goal is to shine a light on the people that take action and make an impact, on behalf of the millions of people around the world that manage food allergies and asthma.

Join The Conversation

There are events taking place throughout this month.  If you visit the Allergic Living website you’ll find webinars, gifts, fundraisers, and donation options you can participate in to spread awareness.  Check out the Allergic Living tool kit for this month.

Korean Convenience – Food Allergies

Search the Korean Convenience app to find allergy-friendly Korean food. Don’t forget to tag us @koreanconvenience or #koreanconvenience We want to see the Korean food products you purchase, and share the posts on our social media channels! 

We’re active on Pinterest or Instagram feel free to share who has helped you raise awareness in your life including your friends, family, and the Korean brands that nourish you.

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Save Time And Find New Products

Features And Benefits Of The App

If you love Korean food then you know that it sometimes can be difficult to read ready-made products. Add an allergy or dietary restriction into the mix were reading every ingredient is an absolute must and it can feel almost overwhelming.

To solve these challenges we’ve created the Korean Convenience mobile app~ a helpful guide to assist food lovers to find allergy-friendly ready-made Korean food as convenient as possible.​  

Find Products

Save Time.  The mobile app will assist individuals with limited knowledge of Hangul to search for products. Korean food lovers can use this free tool to find new products. 

Save Money.  Translate prepackaged food products and provide assistance to customers who suffer from food allergies and dietary restrictions.  Whether you’re looking to buy your favorite ramen or snack, Korean Convenience list ingredients so that each individual can make the best decision for their health.  

Get App: App Store​ and Google Play Store


Customers search for packaged food products that contain the top nine allergens: dairy, eggs, fish, nuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.


Words and Images. In Korean Convenience, allergies, brand names, prices, and ingredients are all combined in the same space, letting you access your information anytime and anywhere.

Add Products

Find a new product and save the information once.  Korean Convenience makes discovering new products as simple as possible. Take a product image, add ingredients, and helpful tips to increase your favorite lists. It’s never been this easy to create shopping lists.

A – Z Ingredient Directory

Finally, you can read and understand the nutrition labels of prepackaged products by having food ingredients and allergens listed in this extensive directory. English and Hangul translations for beverages, bread, chips, canned meat, ramen, snacks, soups, and more.


  • Photos​—Add new products. Take a photo of the front and back of a product, and add a description, price, cooking time, and instructions. Share it with the community.
  • Save​—A feature that lets you create a favorite list with a simple tap of a heart emoji.
  • Product Type (sign-in req.) ​—A new filter that lets you easily find additional products by product type (drinks, chips, ramen, soups, etc.
  • Foreign Community—All in one convenient location, to find, read, and locate products, now available on one app.  
  • Allergy Search—Allergy search finds products that show you all products that you can buy that don’t include your allergen.
  • Universal App​—Korean Convenience is a universal app that works on Android and iPhones.

Get App: App Store​ and Google Play Store


Korean Convenience is based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 2017 the supplemental blog focus on international travel and small business. Korean Convenience provides resources, interviews, and stories of living and owning a business in South Korea.  To further assist foreign communities, the food translations and product information can be used at the grocery store or your nearest convenience store.  


Erica Dozier, Founder of Korean Convenience can be reached via email at  or via the contact us form.