FDA and KFA Alerts & News At Your Fingertips
When your primary medical treatment is avoidance of your food allergens, you depend on accurate and complete food labeling to make good 'buy' vs. 'do not buy' decisions for your safety and well being.
US Food Labeling Can Leave You Wanting More...
When you have food allergies, you need to read the food label on every product you put in your shopping cart, even if you have purchased it before. Manufacturers change up ingredients and manufacturing processes all the time.
Food labels can be hard to read, too. Lots of ingredients and technical terminology, as well as confusing and unregulated Precautionary Allergen Labeling (PAL) further muddy the waters when you're trying to decide if a product is safe to eat. Or, not!
But, there is a third layer of complexity you need to be aware of.
From time to time food manufacturers, producers, and US food regulators recall food products that have been distributed to stores.
Reasons can vary from undeclared allergens or allergen contamination, to bacterial contamination, to foreign matter contamination, to improper inspection of imported ingredients. As an example, just recently:
The FDA announced that a manufacturer recalled a Poppy Seed Dressing for bacterial contamination
The FDA announced that a dairy farm recalled Whole Chocolate Milk because it was not 'effectively pasteurized'
The FDA announced that a gourmet foods company issued an alert on undeclared sulfites, coconut and FD&C Yellow#5 in a Coriander Chutney.
KFA Alerts issued a milk allergy alert on Weis $7 Crab Cake Meal
It's easy to miss an alert on a product you may have purchased or may be thinking about purchasing.
The Allergy Force food allergy app recaps FDA Product Alerts, KFA Recall Alerts, and KFA News on the Allergy Force app's Home Page as soon as they are published.
This is a FREE FOREVER feature that keeps you in the know about food supply risks that could harm you and yours.
Here’s a step-by-step overview of how you access FDA and KFA alerts and news from the Allergy Force app's Home Page:
1. Tap the Alert or News item of interest on the Home Page.
2. Tap into the Alert or News item of interest on the FDA or KFA summary page.
3. Read the Alert/News details to determine how the information affects you.
FDA Product Alerts
KFA Recall Alerts
These Alert/News features are ‘Free Forever’ for you, because you need to know the risks associated with your 'allergen-friendly' food supply, because your primary medical treatment is avoidance of all your allergens.
"Our app takes some of the worry over staying safe with food allergies off your shoulders so you can quell the anxiety, live more freely, breathe."
—Gayle Rigione, CEO and Co-founder, Allergy Force
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The app offers Free Forever and Premium access. The FDA and KFA Alerts/News are free when you subscribe. If you decide to upgrade, you can try out Premium during a 14-day, no commitment free trial. We want you to get to know us and trust us. We hope you'll come to love us.
…empowering you to live your best life with food allergies.
The purpose of the App User Guide series of posts is to educate the food allergy community about the Allergy Force food allergy app — what it can do, how it works, how to get the most out of it. We're committed to helping you live freely with food allergies — with less fear, less anxiety, more confidence — through technology and education. Our app is peace of mind in your pocket.