Management And Safety Tips
Here is a list of organizations dedicated to helping you learn about managing your food allergies and intolerances.
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 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.
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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.
A nonprofit with a mission to educate, advocate, and raise awareness for all individuals and families affected by food allergies and life-threatening anaphylaxis.
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
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.
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.
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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