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New allergy education group, FARE, grows from merger

With food allergies a growing health issue, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network and the Food Allergy Initiative said they have merged operations to focus on research, education, and ways to ensure the public's safety.

The new organization, called FARE, will fund world-class research that advances the treatment and understanding of food allergies and provide evidence-based education and resources, while also advocating at all levels of government to increase awareness of food allergies as a serious public health issue, its chief executive, John Lehr, said in a written statement.

"Food allergies are a serious and growing public health issue touching every aspect of our society, and it is critical for all of us - whether food allergic or not - to know how to properly manage this potentially life threatening condition," Lehr said.

The National Restaurant Association applauded the merger, saying the dissemination of better information about food allergies is a win for both consumers and the restaurant industry.

"We know the number of people suffering from food allergies is growing and that there are people out there who won't dine out because they are scared," said Joan Rector McGlockton, the NRA's vice president of industry affairs and food policy. "The research and education FARE will provide is going to help our industry become more knowledgeable and aware, thus enabling us to provide food allergy sufferers with healthful and safe dining experiences."

For more information, go to www.foodallergy.org.

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