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07 June 2016

How to Create Your Own Best Food Allergy News Source

One of the themes of Food Allergy Buzz this year is empowerment and empowering yourself with food allergy knowledge. Today, I'm going to show you an easy way to keep up on food allergy news without needing to follow or subscribe to any blogs. After all, you have the same resources available at your fingertips as all those food allergy bloggers do! You can easily obtain that news yourself and have it automatically delivered to your email inbox with virtually no effort by using Google alerts!

Here's how it works.

Go to Google alerts. You will see a box that says "Create an alert about..."

In that box, type in a keyword for a subject about which you would like to receive news article and blog post alerts, such as "food allergy" or "dairy allergy" or "anaphylaxis".

There are additional options you can select before you hit "create alert". You choose how often you receive alerts, what sources (blogs, news, sites), language, how many results, and the email address where you would like to receive the alerts. You will see a preview of your alert, so you can see if it will provide you with the information you seek., and you can tweak your alert as needed.

This is such an easy way to keep up on food allergy news. No more waiting for a favorite blog or website to share the latest. In fact, there is a good chance you may get the news before anyone can even write a blog post about it!

Another important tool for those managing food allergies is FDA recalls. What if you miss one? How can you make sure you hear about all of them? Go to http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ to sign up for email alerts of FDA recalls. Click on the link that says "sign up to receive Recalls, Market Withdrawals, and Safety Alerts". You will see a new window open that looks like this:

Just enter your email address and then click on "Submit:. You will receive every recall by email. While it may be a bit of overload, you certainly won't have to worry about missing any, anymore.

I hope this post helps you find some new ways to get your food allergy news. Empowering yourself with food allergy knowledge makes managing food allergies so much easier!

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