The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Management Act (FAAMA)
Five years after FAAMA was introduced in the U.S. Congress, FAAMA has finally passed as part of the food safety bill on Dec. 21, 2010 and was signed into law by President Obama on Jan. 4, 2011.
FAAN led the effort to encourage Congress to enact the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act (FAAMA), which calls for voluntary national guidelines to help schools manage students affected by food allergy and anaphylaxis.
The bill will:
- requires the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop and make available to schools a voluntary policy to manage the risk of food allergy and anaphylaxis in schools
- provide for school-based food allergy management incentive grants to support implementation of food allergy management guidelines in public schools