It's That Time of Year Again!

As happens every year at this time, we have some safe Halloween fun and honor those in your community whose work makes all of us a safer in all areas of life from life threatening allergies. By clicking, three things great things happen:

  • You will find out about the 2022 honorees for the Dr. John J. Condemi and Ruth T. Cornell award winners
  • You can let us know you can join the festivities on Zoom.
  • You can consider donating to support us as we expand our capabilities to ensure everyone in our community is safe from life threatening allergies.

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Jimmy C is a 5-Star Google rated entertainer and an award-winning Magician! His close-up performances astound audiences of all ages. While currently residing in Florida, he was born and raised in Rochester, New York. He has entertained throughout the world! ... No matter the occasion, Jimmy C Magic always brings a quality level of entertainment to make any party everything it can be....

Please join us on Wednesday, October 26th at 7pm for an evening of celebration and virtual magic!

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Upcoming Epi Near You New York
Virtual Training Sessions

Join the next Epi Near You New York emergency anaphylaxis training webinar with Dr. Desiree` Branson and Jon Terry
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 10:00a.m. EST. 

Please register here for October 12th at 10:00 a.m.

Join the staff of JLU Child Care for an Epi Near You New York emergency anaphylaxis training webinar with Sandra Glantz, MSN, FNP, and Jon Terry
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. EST. 

Please register here for November 22nd at 6:30 p.m.

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Allergies come in all shapes and sizes ...

Just like allergy sufferers. And they are on the rise. For many people allergies can range from sniffling and sneezing to skin rashes to gastrointestinal issues. A certain percentage, however, have more than these uncomfortable symptoms to deal with. Anaphylaxis, a serious life-threatening reaction, causes approximately 1,500 deaths a year in the United States alone. Clearly, allergies are nothing to sneeze at!

Articles for Advocacy

If you are traveling by air, have a food allergy and are at risk of anaphylaxis just how safe are you flying on an airliner? While in-flight medical emergencies are rare, the FAA requires airlines be prepared. Shiv Sudhakar reports that a surgical oncologist assisting in an in-flight emergency found issues with an airline’s preparation. Lianne Mandelbaum, founder of No Nut Traveler, explains how airlines should be prepared to assist their food allergic passengers.

Find out what the doctor found and to keep you & your safe on a flight.

Surgeon Exposes Airline Medical Kit Deficiencies after Assisting with Flight Emergency

Facing front of a jet

By Shiv Sudhakar
August 17, 2022

Dr. Andrea Merrill, a surgical oncologist in Boston, is raising awareness about the need for better airline emergency medical kits after a tweet of hers went viral recently.

She helped out on an in-flight emergency this summer — and learned a great deal.

Now, she's speaking out and hoping others step up to provide better equipment on board flights. Already, there has been response.

Read the article here.


Did you know that sesame is an ingredient in all kinds of processed food products?
It’s also one of the leading causes of dangerous food allergy reactions.
In 2023 the federal government will designate sesame as the ninth food allergen.

12 Foods to Avoid if You Have a Sesame Allergy

Rough bowl of sesame seeds

By Jay Wilson
August 25, 2022

When we think of allergies, we tend to cast our minds toward a few usual suspects: Pollen causing hay fever symptoms, animal fur making your eyes water, and potentially dangerous bee stings. But food allergies are also widespread, and amongst the more well-known food allergy triggers like nuts, wheat, and milk, there are a few allergens that are on the rise. 

Sesame is one such trigger. Once a lesser-seen allergy, sesame allergies have become way more widespread in the last few decades, and they now affect over 0.2% of U.S. adults and children, according to Food Allergy Research & Education. The allergy has become so widespread that beginning on January 1, 2023, it will be a requirement to label sesame as a potentially triggering ingredient on food packaging, as a major allergen.

Read the article here.


Our friend Dave Bloom of has released the always anticipated updated list of safe food allergy and snack recommendations for the school year.

Check it out!

Back-to-School Updates: TONS of New Products!

Safe Snack Guide school bus with kids

Dave Bloom


Whether you’re sad the summer is coming to an end or dancing in the street now that the kids are headed back to school, there’s still the matter of what to pack for lunch and snack time if they have food allergies or attend allergen-restricted schools or classrooms.

That’s where we come in. For more than a decade, our allergy-friendly food guides have been used by thousands of schools and tens of thousands of families nationwide to help keep allergens out of the classroom and the home.

Read the article here.


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