Sunday, June 8, 2008

Food Allergy Information Web Sites

Information Sites

So, in my many many travels of the ever interesting world wide web, I have come across all sorts of resources on food allergies. In an effort to compile them for our San Francisco Food allergy group, I have decided to do some initial organizing here. These are some of the general information sites I have found on my journey. Some I visit frequently, some not so frequently, but perhaps they can be useful for others. Please let me know if you find any other great sites you use.

(Please excuse my unfortunate layout and formatting problems. I am fighting my computer this morning, and unfortunately my computer is winning.)

Summary: This portal web site links to articles, organizations, publications and databases related to food allergies and intolerance.

Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc.
3554 Chain Bridge Road Suite 200Fairfax, VA 22030-2709703-385-4403800-878-4403
Cybele Pascal's (author of my fav cookbook, Wholefoods Allergy Cookbook) site and it includes general allergy discussion, commentary, recipes, etc...
Allergy Dietitian
Summary: Maintained by an Australian dietitian, this site covers food allergies and intolerance as well as the relationship of specific disease states to food.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
611 East Wells Street Milwaukee, WI 53202414-272-6071800-822-2762
Anaphylaxis Canada
2005 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 800Toronto, Ontario M2J 5B41-866-785-5660
Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy
A great food allergy action plan that I use
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
1233 20th Street, NW, Suite 402 Washington, DC 20036 800.7.ASTHMA info@aafa.org
\EpiPen and EpiPen, Jr.
Everything Summer
Lists of all types of summer camps
Food Allergy Connection (FAC)
Food Allergy Dictionary Translations
Free downloadable food allergy dictionary translations
Food Allergies Nutrition Action Health Letter
Summary: Discusses the impact and challenges related to food allergies.
*Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
Summary: FAAN offers many resources to parents and educators. This site offers management tips for the major food allergies as well as articles on other hot allergy issues.
Examples of articles are:Allergies to Oils: Food Allergen Labeling Guide: Managing Allergies in School:
Food Allergy Buzz
Food Allergy Project
Food Allergies when Food Becomes the Enemy
U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA Consumer magazine, July-August 2001
Summary: Describes the role food labeling plays and the role of the consumer when dealing with food allergies.
*Food Allergy Support Message Boards
Food Allergies Rare but Risky
U. S. Food and Drug Administration
FDA Consumer Magazine, May 1994
Summary: This article provides an overview of what happens to the body when there is a food allergy. It also provides a detailed Summary of specific food allergies and how to cope with them.
Food Allergy Survivors Together (FAST)
Food Reactions Allergy Report
Summary: A detailed, educational site with food reaction facts
*Kids With Food Allergies, Inc.
73 Old Dublin Pike, Ste. 10, #163 Doylestown, PA 18901 215-230-5394
MedicAlert Foundation
2323 Colorado Avenue Turlock, CA 95382888-633-4298
Milk, Eggs and Peanuts: Food Allergies in Children
American Family Physician
Summary: This article is geared toward the professional. Pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of food allergies in children are described.
The Elliot & Roslyn Jaffe Food Allergy Institute
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Box 1198
One Gustave L. Levy Place New York, NY 10029
Tel: (212) 241-5548
The FDA, Food Allergens and You
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Summary: Listen to a narrative (using Real Player®) by FDA scientist Kenneth J. Falci, PhD while viewing a slide show addressing the FDA's role in regulating allergens in food products. Classifications for food recalls, labeling requirements of allergens, FDA inspection guidelines, and control measures are reviewed.
The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
Understanding Food Allergy International Food Allergy Information Counsel Foundation (IFIC)Web site (PDF):
Summary: A summary of the key issues surrounding food allergies, including definition, diagnosis, and information for families of allergic individuals.
While all the sites are wonderful, there are a few I would recommend definitely taking a visit to. The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network is an obvious classic in the world of food allergy web sites, and they have tons of useful information. If you have peanut allergies, Peanut Allergycom has useful message boards. Other great message boards are Kids with Food Allergies, especially good for multiple allergies, and the Food Allergy Support Message Board with tons of great information. If you need 504 help check out their school section.


Jennifer B said...

You've compiled a great list! If I may be so bold, I'd like to suggest my blog as a possible addition to your list. It's called Food Allergy Buzz. The url is I try to provide information on food allergy friendly products and resources. Recent topics have included an informal survey of barbecue sauce manufacturers and a list of "peanut-free" baseball games across the U.S. Thanks!

Jennifer said...


I would love to add you. Your site looks great. It would be great if you would add my blog to your site also. I am planning on adding to my books list, as well as support groups, resturants, allergy friendy manufacturers, etc. Maybe even a list and run down of other blogs :)


Jennifer B said...

Thanks! I will be glad to add your blog to mine as well. It would be great if you can get feedback on restaurants. It seems a bit difficult to get information on restaurant experiences from the food allergy community. I have not had much luck with that topic but it is one I am interested in!