Allergen

SmithFoods Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Cashew Allergen In Earth Grown Vegan Non-Dairy Almond Based Frozen Desserts

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 2:54am

ORRVILLE, Ohio, July 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --SmithFoods Inc. announced that it is voluntarily recalling 16-oz pint packages of Earth Grown Vegan Non-Dairy Almond Based Frozen Desserts because it may contain an undeclared cashew allergen.

Key Points: 
  • ORRVILLE, Ohio, July 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --SmithFoods Inc. announced that it is voluntarily recalling 16-oz pint packages of Earth Grown Vegan Non-Dairy Almond Based Frozen Desserts because it may contain an undeclared cashew allergen.
  • People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to cashews run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
  • The product was also available for purchase by ALDI customers through the company's partnership with Instacart, a grocery delivery service.
  • Recalled UPC and lot codes are:

Happy Family Organics® Launches Nutty Blends™ Pouches, a New Line to Introduce and Include Peanuts & Tree Nuts in Baby's Diet

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 2:00pm

Developed with pediatric allergists, Happy Baby Organics Nutty Blends offers a convenient way to include yummy peanuts and tree nuts in baby's diet in an infant-appropriate texture.

Key Points: 
  • Developed with pediatric allergists, Happy Baby Organics Nutty Blends offers a convenient way to include yummy peanuts and tree nuts in baby's diet in an infant-appropriate texture.
  • The Committee also stated that there is no reason to avoid other potentially allergenic foods, such as tree nuts, in the first year of life.
  • "My oldest son had his first allergic reaction to peanuts at 7 months old," said Anne Laraway, CEO of Happy Family Organics.
  • For more information on the new product line, please visit: www.happyfamilyorganics.com/nutty-blends/
    This new line is produced in a separate facility from all other Happy Family Organics products.

Molekule Announces Retail Launch with Best Buy

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO, July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Molekule , the leader in reinventing air purification, today announced it has signed its first major U.S. retail agreement with the home electronics specialist, Best Buy.

Key Points: 
  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Molekule , the leader in reinventing air purification, today announced it has signed its first major U.S. retail agreement with the home electronics specialist, Best Buy.
  • Molekule air purifiers, which are known to destroy airborne pollutants including viruses, bacteria, mold, chemicals, and allergens, will be offered at about 350 Best Buy locations, which will be amongst the first to offer Molekule Air, Air Mini+, and the products' respective air filters.
  • "Molekule is continuing its distribution expansion with support from Best Buy, the leadingprovider of consumer electronics products in the United States," said Jaya Rao, CEO of Molekule.
  • "Best Buy is curating their air purifier assortment and is offering Molekule devices both in-store and online, signaling strong consumer demand for PECO technology.

UpSpring LLC Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk In "UpSpring Baby Iron + Immunity"

Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 4:05am

AUSTIN, Texas, July 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --UpSpring LLC of Austin, TX is recalling one batch of its 60 mldark brown glass bottles sold in cartons of "UpSpring Baby Iron + Immunity" dietary supplements because it may contain undeclared milk allergen.

Key Points: 
  • AUSTIN, Texas, July 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --UpSpring LLC of Austin, TX is recalling one batch of its 60 mldark brown glass bottles sold in cartons of "UpSpring Baby Iron + Immunity" dietary supplements because it may contain undeclared milk allergen.
  • People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
  • UpSpring Baby Iron + Immunity dietary supplements were distributed nationwide via UpSpringBaby.com, Amazon.com and Target as well as in other retail stores and online channels between May 02, 2019 and July 17, 2020.
  • Consumers who have purchased the 60 ml packages of "UpSpring Baby Iron + Immunity" from lot # 06691 are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

FDA Clears First Blood Test for Identifying a Novel Allergic Sensitization to Red Meat

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

Test results can aid specialists and other healthcare providers as they diagnose a patient's sensitization to the alpha-Gal carbohydrate found in mammalian (red) meat and assess his or her risk for an anaphylactic reaction.

Key Points: 
  • Test results can aid specialists and other healthcare providers as they diagnose a patient's sensitization to the alpha-Gal carbohydrate found in mammalian (red) meat and assess his or her risk for an anaphylactic reaction.
  • ImmunoCAP Specific IgE blood testing is the most widely used specific IgE blood test, and its use is documented in more than 6,000 peer-reviewed publications.
  • The tests can help identify allergic sensitization to common environmental allergens seasonal and perennial, outdoor and indoor as well as common food allergens such as peanut, egg and milk.
  • The ImmunoCAP Specific IgE Stinging Insect Allergen Component tests were recently cleared by the FDA to help improve the diagnosis of bee and wasp allergies.

Healthy Crunch launches first ever School Approved® snack line

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 3:48pm

TORONTO, July 22, 2020 /CNW/ -On a mission to create better-for-you foods, Healthy Crunch has launched the first School Approved snack line.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, July 22, 2020 /CNW/ -On a mission to create better-for-you foods, Healthy Crunch has launched the first School Approved snack line.
  • School Approved products are free of major allergens, made in a gluten-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free facility, low in sugar, and high in fibre.
  • Our School Approved line has taken this white space and filled the gap with delicious alternatives everything is dietician and chef-approved," says Founder, Registered Dietitian and Chef Julie Bednarski.
  • It has successfully launched Canada's first allergen-free Trail Mix, while its new School Approved line helps parents quickly identify nut-free and allergen-free products.

Noops is Flippin' Snacks With Brand Launch and Closes on a $2 Million Pre-Seed Investment Round

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 1:37pm

The new company recently closed a$2 million pre-seed capital investment with lead investor, NYC-based 25madison , as well as Unovis/ N ew Crop Capital and Siddhi Capital .

Key Points: 
  • The new company recently closed a$2 million pre-seed capital investment with lead investor, NYC-based 25madison , as well as Unovis/ N ew Crop Capital and Siddhi Capital .
  • Noops's indulgent, luxurious sweet-tooth satisfaction comes from clean, purposeful ingredients like organic oats, organic dates and organic sunflower seed protein.
  • Noops is gluten-free and allergen-friendly, with no wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, dairy, eggs, shellfish, fish, coconut, or sesame.
  • To learn more,head over to their website, eatnoops.com , Instagram, @eatnoops , or feel free to drop them a line at hello@eatnoops.com .

Laundrapp Reveals Five Ways to Beat Hayfever

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 7:00am

The average person washes their bed sheets once every two weeks but that's not enough to keep the allergens away.

Key Points: 
  • The average person washes their bed sheets once every two weeks but that's not enough to keep the allergens away.
  • A hot wash of 40C or above is best and duvets and pillows should be drycleaned once or twice a year.
  • If you don't have the space, try an on-demand laundry service, such as Laundrapp, to collect, clean and dry your clothes.
  • Doing the laundry more regularly will help tackle that pollen and using Laundrapp banishes that daily chore.

InventHelp Inventor Develops Discreet Accessory for Allergy Relief (WDH-2515)

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 3:45pm

The patent-pending invention provides an effective way to help prevent allergy symptoms.

Key Points: 
  • The patent-pending invention provides an effective way to help prevent allergy symptoms.
  • In doing so, it offers an alternative to wearing a mask that covers the nose and mouth.
  • As a result, it prevents discomfort caused by airborne allergens and it provides added protection and peace of mind.
  • The invention features a discreet design that is convenient and easy to use so it is ideal for individuals with allergies.

AllerGenis Begins Testing Patient Samples for Peanut Allergy Using Proprietary Epitope Mapping Technology

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 1:00pm

AllerGenis received full certification under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) to perform its high complexity clinical laboratory testing.

Key Points: 
  • AllerGenis received full certification under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) to perform its high complexity clinical laboratory testing.
  • With VeriMAP Peanut Diagnostic, we have a chance to dramatically reduce that uncertainty for hundreds of thousands of patients through a highly accurate diagnosis.
  • Aside from VeriMAP Peanut Diagnostic, AllerGenis is also developing diagnostic tests for dairy, egg, shellfish, tree nut and other food allergies.
  • Mount Sinai Health System has licensed its proprietary epitope mapping platform to AllerGenis, which the company is using to create the largest food allergy knowledge base populated by individual patient epitope signatures derived from epitope mapping, clinical history, and patient-reported outcomes to gain clinical insights.