July 16, 2019

RXBAR Recalls Some Varieties for Undeclared Peanuts

RXBAR is recalling some varieties of their bars because they may contain undeclared peanuts, one of the major food allergens. Anyone who is allergic to that ingredient could have a dangerous reaction if they eat these products. There have been allergic reactions reported to the company. The varieties that are recalled are RXBAR AppleĀ Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Hazelnut, Chocolate Sea Salt, Coconut Chocolate, Coffee Chocolate, Mango Pineapple, Maple Sea Salt, Mint Chocolate, Mixed Berry, and Pumpkin Spice. Of the RXBAR Kids type, Apple Cinnamon Raisin, Berry Blast, and Chocolate Chip are recalled. The company found that "potential for peanut" in two varieties of RXBAR and are expanding that recall after consumer complaints. The specific recalled products, … [Read more...]

New Hope for Children With Peanut Allergies

A new clinical trial has given hope to children who suffer from peanut allergies. That allergy can be deadly, causing anaphylactic shock within minutes. The study gradually introduced children to peanut protein over six months under medical supervision. The study results were announced at a conference of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology in Seattle. One in 50 children in this country is allergic to peanuts. And most FDA recalls are for undeclared allergens in regulated products. This regimen gradually builds up tolerance to the peanut allergen, reducing their sensitivity. This is not a cure, but is trying to reduce the risk that exposure to tiny amounts of peanuts will trigger a life-threatening reaction. Scientists are hoping to develop an oral medication. … [Read more...]

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