Common questions in food allergy avoidance

Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 

March 2018 Volume 120, Issue 3, Pages 261-271  MOC/CME Review


Target Audience

Physicians involved in providing patient care in the field of allergy/asthma/immunology

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the risk of casual contact to allergens in patients with food allergies.
  • Review appropriate substitutes for patients with cow's milk allergy.
  • Describe food labeling in regard to appropriate allergen avoidance for food allergic individuals.
Additional information

As required by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and in accordance with the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) policy, all CME planners, presenters, moderators, authors, reviewers, and other individuals in a position to control and/or influence the content of an activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that have occurred within the past 12 months. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved and the educational content thoroughly vetted for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. It is required that disclosure be provided to the learners prior to the start of the activity. Individuals with no relevant financial relationships must also inform the learners that no relevant financial relationships exist. Learners must also be informed when off-label, experimental/investigational uses of drugs or devices are discussed in an educational activity or included in related materials. Disclosure in no way implies that the information presented is biased or of lesser quality. It is incumbent upon course participants to be aware of these factors in interpreting the program contents and evaluating recommendations. Moreover, expressed views do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ACAAI.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
All identified conflicts of interest have been resolved. Any unapproved/investigative uses of therapeutic agents/devices discussed are appropriately noted.

Planning Committee

  • Jonathan A. Bernstein, MD (Annals CME Subcommittee): Consultant, Grants/Fees: AstraZeneca, CSL Behring, Novartis, Pharming, Sanofi Regeneron, Shire; Consultant, Grant: BioCryst
  • Guha Krishnaswamy, MD (Annals CME Subcommittee): Author, Royalties: UpToDate; Research, Grant: CSL Behring; Reviewer, Honorarium: NIAID/AITC
  • Gailen D. Marshall, Jr, MD, PhD (Editor-in-Chief): Research, Grants: AstraZeneca, NIH, PCORI, Stallergenes
  • Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, MD (CME Series Editor, Deputy Editor): Advisory Board, Fees: ALK Abello, Gerber, Merck; Contributor, Fees: UpToDate; Research, Grants: Astellas Pharma, DBV Technologies, Food Allergy Research and Education, NIH/NIAID Immune Tolerance Network, Nutricia, Thermo Fisher Scientific; Speaker, Grant/Fees: Nestle
  • John J. Oppenheimer, MD (Annals CME Subcommittee, Associate Editor): Consultant, Fees: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, DBV Technologies, GlaxoSmithKline, Kaleo, Novartis, Sanofi


  • Maureen Egan, MD, Consultant, Fees: Nestle
  • Matthew Greenhawt, MD, MBA, MSc, Advisory Committee, Honorarium: Kaleo, Nestle Nutrition Institute: Consulting/Speaker, Fees/Honorarium: Aimmune Therapeutics, Thermo Fisher; Speaker, Honorarium: Intrommune

Recognition of Commercial Support: This activity has not received external commercial support.
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Accreditation: The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
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