Upcoming podcast news and notes

May 31, 2006 at 11:54 am (Allergy News Podcast. Listen free., Allergy News!)

Well, I’ve had one entry in my latest giveaway contest.

In the next podcast (which is in my head right now), I’ll be reading the latest allergy headlines as well as taking your story idea suggestions.

You’ve still got time to submit your ideas. You’ve got until June 18th to submit your phone call or voice recording via email. Just click the link above to find out how! 🙂


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Brentson’s Law

May 26, 2006 at 2:43 pm (Allergy News!)

Information on this page is generally current to within an hour.

SB2883 by *Haynes, *Black, *Finney, *Beavers, *Bowers, *Bryson, *Burchett, *Burks, *Cohen, *Cooper, *Crowe, *Crutchfield, *Fowler, *Harper, *Haynes, *Henry, *Herron, *Jackson, *Ketron, *Kilby, *Kurita, *Kyle, *McLeary, *McNally, *Miller, *Norris, *Person, Curtis, *Ramsey, *Southerland, *Tracy, *Wilder, *Williams, *Woodson. (*HB2442 by *Moore, *Jones S, *Hackworth, *Marrero, *Cobb, *Eldridge, *Favors, *Brown, *Rowe, *Turner M, *Brooks (Knox), *McCormick.)

Education – Requires the department of education in conjunction with the department of health to develop and make available to each LEA guidelines for the management of students with life-threatening food allergies; requires the LEAs to implement plans based on the guidelines by July 1, 2007. – Amends TCA Section 49-5-415.

Summary for SB2883/*HB2442

Amendments to SB2883

Amendments to HB2442

SA1173 — Amendment 1-0 to SB2883

HA0898 — Amendment 1-0 to HB2442

SA1290 — Amendment 2-0 to SB2883

SA1612 — Amendment 3-0 to SB2883

Fiscal Note for SB2883/*HB2442

Fiscal Note for SB2883 / HB2442 filed under HB2442

Bill History Section

Actions Taken on SB2883

Action Date

Actions Taken on HB2442

Action Date

Am. withdrawn.(Amendment 3 – SA1612)    5/25/2006    Passed S. as am., Ayes 30, Nays 0    5/25/2006
S. Recalled from H.    5/8/2006    S. adopted am. #3    5/25/2006
Comp. HB Subst (sends SB to dead bill file)    5/3/2006    Motion to lift table motion    5/25/2006
Am. withdrawn.(Amendment 2 – SA1290)    5/3/2006    Motion to reconsider adopted.    5/25/2006
Am. withdrawn.(Amendment 1 – SA1173)    5/3/2006    Placed on Sen. Regular Calendar (1) cal. for 5/25/2006    5/24/2006
Placed on Sen. Regular Calendar (1) cal. for 5/3/2006    5/1/2006    Placed on Sen. Regular Calendar (3) cal. for 5/24/2006    5/24/2006
Re-ref. to S. Cal. Comm.    4/26/2006    H. returned.    5/15/2006
S. Reset on cal. for 4/26/06    4/24/2006    H. Placed on Message Calendar for 5/15/06    5/12/2006
Placed on Sen. Regular Calendar (1) cal. for 4/24/2006    4/20/2006    Signed by S. Speaker    5/9/2006
Rec. for pass. w/ am., ref. to S. Cal. Comm. Ayes 9, Nays 0 PNV 0    4/19/2006    Signed by H. Speaker    5/4/2006
Placed on S. Ed. Comm. cal. for 4/19/2006    4/13/2006    Enrolled; ready for sig. of H. Speaker.    5/3/2006
Action Def. in S. Ed. Comm. to 4/19/2006    4/12/2006    Passed S., Ayes 30, Nays 0    5/3/2006
Placed on S. Ed. Comm. cal. for 4/12/2006    4/5/2006    S. Subst. HB for comp. SB.    5/3/2006
Action Def. in S. Ed. Comm. to 4/12/2006    4/5/2006    Rcvd. from H., P1C.    3/30/2006
Placed on S. Ed. Comm. cal. for 4/5/2006    3/29/2006    Engrossed; ready for transmission to Sen.    3/27/2006
P2C, ref. to S. Ed. Comm.    2/22/2006    Passed H., as am., Ayes 97, Nays 0    3/27/2006
Intro., P1C.    2/16/2006    H. adopted am.(Amendment 1 – HA0898)    3/27/2006
Filed for intro.    2/15/2006    Sponsor(s) Added.    3/27/2006
H. Placed on Regular Calendar for 3/27/06    3/23/2006
Placed on cal. Calendar & Rules Committee for 3/23/2006    3/21/2006
Ref. to Calendar & Rules    3/20/2006
Rec. For Pass. ref. to: Finance, Ways & Means Committee    3/15/2006
Placed on cal. Education Committee for 3/15/2006    3/8/2006
Rec. For Pass. by s/c ref. to Education Committee    3/7/2006
Sponsor(s) Added.    3/3/2006
Placed on s/c cal K-12 of ED for 3/7/2006    3/1/2006
Action Def. in s/c K-12 of ED to 3/7/2006    2/21/2006
Placed on s/c cal K-12 of ED for 2/21/2006    2/15/2006
Assigned to s/c K-12 of ED    2/15/2006
P2C, ref. to Education    2/8/2006
Intro., P1C.    2/7/2006
Filed for intro.    12/29/2005

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Food Allergy Recall

May 25, 2006 at 6:07 pm (Allergy News!, recalls)

Check your soup cans! 


May 25, 2006

Morgan Foods Inc. is recalling Valu Time Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup due
to undeclared milk and soy.

The product was sent to distribution centers and retail stores in Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Virginia.

The product is sold in 10.5-oz. cans labeled "VALU TIME, Condensed CHICKEN
NOODLE SOUP" with establishment number "P-1469" inside the USDA seal of
inspection. Each can lid bears the case code "XCMCC9 BESTBY01/03/08 A0306
(A)" and a number between 1600 and 1800 that indicates the time of

Consumers with questions may contact the company at (812) 794-1170.

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Beef Gravy Mix Recall

May 23, 2006 at 5:22 pm (Allergy News!, recalls)


May 22, 2006

R.L. Schreiber, Inc. is recalling Beef Gravy Mix due to undeclared soy and
milk ingredients.

The Beef Gravy Mix was distributed in Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho,
Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia through
foodservice distributors.

The product comes in a 12-oz. white plastic bag labeled R. L. Schreiber,
Inc. Beef Gravy Mix, Bar Code 1270 marked with lot code number “E04A1” on
the package label.

Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to return it to their
distributor for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the
company at (800) 624-8777.

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Get a free Twinjet!

May 18, 2006 at 4:50 pm (Allergy News!, Websites)

Thanks to Cindy from the peanutallergy.com boards for this tip!


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Podcast for May 15, 2006

May 17, 2006 at 4:26 am (Allergy News Podcast. Listen free., Allergy News!, Websites)

 Hope all you allergy families out there had a great Mother's Day weekend!

Show notes for this Episode of All the News That Itches:

  1. Podsafe music info:
  2. My clubmom article on sending kids to summer camp, allergies & all! (please leave it a nice rating if you like it, okay?)
  3. Such a great magazine!
  4. Newsletter we got from our Allergist
  5. Join FAAN
  6. My current best-selling Allergy Alert Gear Product, by a landslide
  7. Contact Laura Duke for more info on the latest with Brentson's Law (I hope other states will follow suit.)
  8. Clothes made from cow's milk???
  9. Food Allergy Awareness Week
  10. Laura from St. Louis recommends Proteque
  11. allergyware.com for all your Allergy Alert Gear needs

That's all I have time for tonight, but feel free to send me your story ideas!

Also, I want the nice folks at No-Nuttin' to know that I seriously would like to order some no-nuttin' granola bars, but I've got to buy that steam cleaner first. *whimper, moan*


Of course, it's best to listen to the show through a subscription (free!) through iTunes (free!) or Podcast Pickle (free!), but if you're just not ready to commit, here's a direct link

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Cheer up a little, allergy-heads! Here’s some good news!

May 16, 2006 at 11:20 am (Allergy News Podcast. Listen free., Allergy News!, Products)

Allergic Reaction

Originally uploaded by tom k.

My last allergyware.com giveaway was so popular, I thought I would have another one.

All you have to do to enter is call my toll-free # (or send me a clip of yourself talking) and suggest an Allergy News story, or comment on a previous story. You'll need to include your contact info, which you can send in an email if you feel shy, or I can edit it out of your voice recording, as well.

How do you call me? EASY!

Dial: 1-888-654-2278 (1-888-65GCAST), and when prompted, enter the phone number 225-553-7532 (CALL-LESLEA). When prompted for a pin, enter 1111. Then leave me a message! It doesn’t matter if you “save it” or “post it,” just record it! I will check the comment line once a week or so and if your comment works as part of the show, you might just hear yourself “on the air.” (Or should that be “on the wires”?)

If you’re calling from outside the US, call +1-305-437-8719, then CALL-LESLEA, then 1111, just like above.

I probably can't hand-deliver the prize this time, so I'll definitely need a way to contact you so that I can ship it.

What will you win? Any tee shirt, any size, any design, from any of my AllergyWare stores, which include themes such as:

Peanut Free Zone
The Terrible Threes! (Wheat, Egg, Milk)
No Child Lost to Food Allergies!
Peanut/Tree Nut Allery Awareness Shirt
Hidden Sources of Peanuts/Tree Nuts
Ho Ho Hold It!
Do Not Feed The Animal (Best-seller!)
I Love My Kid
Contents: One Really Cute Kid
Are You Nuts?
Nut Free Zone (Best Seller!)
I Don't Leave Santa Cookies
I'd Rather Eat One of These…
Back Off, Man!
Warning! This Shirt May Contain..(Best-seller!)
To Know Me is To Love Me…
Do Not Feed This Child (All-time best-seller!)
What Are You Trying to Do? (Asthma)
Do Not Bring Food Into This Home
Got Nut Allergy? Me, Too!
Got Peanut Allergy? Me, Too!
Got Anaphylaxis? Me, Too!
Have Food Allergies? Me, Too!
Got Wheat Allergy?: Me, Too!
Got Shellfish Allergy? Me, Too!
Allergic to Everything? Me, Too!
Got Latex Allergy? Me, Too!
Got Egg Allergy? Me, Too!
Got Dairy Allergy? Me, Too!
Got Beesting Allergy? Me, Too!
Your Smoke + My Asthma = I Can't Breathe!
Have Food Allergies? Version 2 (No Epi-pen)
Have Food Allergies? Version 3
Goober Free Zone (the shirt that started it all)

Check them all out at my site, think of a comment or a story request, then enter the contest. Would you please tell your friends, as well?

Tonight the podcast should go live. I just have a couple of finishing touches to the feed and then I can post it for your listening pleasure.

Thanks for your support, and thanks for your kinship and affiliation!

Your presence in my life as readers, friends, acquaintances, and just being other voices/faces of allergy maintenance had made my handling of allergies *better,* and for that, I thank you!

PS The deadline for the contest will be June 18th, 2006.

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Thank you!

May 12, 2006 at 5:26 am (Allergy News Podcast. Listen free., Allergy News!, Blog & Websites)

Thanks for the emails and comments on the blog.  I have a few topics I'd like to post, as soon as I have a free minute (tonight?).

In the meantime, this isn't an allergy link, but it's a link to a New York Times article about Clubmom, the site I write for as the Go-To Allergy Mom. 

Next week is podcast week, so if you think of any allergy topics I should cover, please email them or leave them in the comments, or call the toll-free line, okay?  (See the About tab for the #). 

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Handling Allergies at Summer Camp

May 10, 2006 at 2:47 pm (Allergy News!, Websites)

My latest Clubmom article is all about handling allergies at camp!  Enjoy!

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Allergy recall

May 10, 2006 at 2:45 pm (Allergy News!, Products)


May 8, 2006

Rajbhog Foods Inc. is recalling “Exotic Sweets Brand Kaju Katli” sweets due
to undeclared milk.

The recalled product was distributed by Exotic Foods Inc. in retail stores
throughout New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

The product comes in a 14-oz. clear plastic package coded 79.06.

Consumers who have purchased the product may return it to the place of
purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the
company at (516) 944-7200.

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