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Welcome Bronze Presenting Sponsor Schär to FABlogCon!

This year, we welcome Bronze Presenting Sponsor Schär to FABlogCon!

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At Schär, we want you to live in each happy moment without restriction. That’s why, for decades, we’ve been dedicated to helping people think less about gluten, so they can savor more of life’s best things.

We’re all about the best things in life – enjoying them, celebrating them, and making them. We care about what we put into our products, and guaranteeing exceptional quality and safety. Schär uses the ELISA R5 Test, even on the packaging that enters our dedicated gluten free facilities! More than 95% of Schär products have a gluten content below the limit of determination which means below 5ppm gluten. The remaining are between 5ppm and 10ppm.

We are able to achieve these high standards through effective quality management and quality control, which means we take complete control over the cultivation and harvesting of our grains by working closely with expert farmers who grow certified gluten free grains especially for us.

But it’s not just about what goes into our delicious products, it’s about what doesn’t, too – we choose not to use any preservatives and absolutely no GMOs in any of our products from ourbreads to our cookiescrackerspasta and more.

Schär has been building its gluten free expertise for decades, with connections to the world’s best gluten free experts and our own team of specialists in research and development and nutrition services.

Thank you Schär for your support of the Blogger & Consumer Advocacy Conference!

Welcome to Our Gold Sponsor: Enjoy Life Foods

This year, we welcome back Gold Presenting Sponsor Enjoy Life Foods to FABlogCon!

elf_logo_registeredAt Enjoy Life Foods, our whole business is making allergy-friendly foods that put a smile on your face & keep your insides happy too. That’s why all of our foods are specially made to be gluten-free and free-from the 8 most common allergens, which account for 90% of all food allergies. Our mission is to make delicious products that you can enjoy to the fullest. We promise they’ll make you smile inside out!

  • Certified Gluten-Free
  • Verified Non-GMO
  • Free-From the top 14 common allergens
  • Over 60+ products that span a wide variety of baking and snack categories
  • We want our products to give people “Permission to Eat Freely” – the permission to say YES to a special treat because you know it’s allergy-friendly and fits your dietary needs!

To learn more about Enjoy Life Foods, check out your conference gift bag and stop by their booth on the expo floor.

Thank you Enjoy Life Foods for your support of the Blogger & Consumer Advocacy Conference!

New This Year: Pure Encapsulations Joins FABlogCon as Silver Sponsor

Pure logo_NBP_2015_4colFor the first time, Pure Encapsulations nutritional supplements will join the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference. Pure Encapsulations manufactures hypoallergenic, research-based dietary supplements that are designed for the benefit of all people, especially the most sensitive. They are committed to sourcing pure, premium ingredients and working with experienced health care professionals to create safe and effective dietary supplements to help consumers achieve optimal health.

Pure Encapsulations believes supplements should be free from unwanted and unnecessary ingredients. That is why all products are free from wheat and gluten; eggs; peanuts; coatings and shellacs; GMOs; magnesium stearate; trans fats and hydrogenated oils; artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners; and unnecessary binders, fillers and preservatives.

Most importantly, Pure Encapsulations understands the need for ingredient and label transparency, particularly for those dealing with food allergies and sensitivities. To ensure ingredient and label transparency, at Pure Encapsulations:

  • Each ingredient and final product is independently tested for potency and purity.
  • Every supplement includes a transparent supplement-facts label that clearly lists each ingredient by true elemental weight, as well as noting any potential allergens.
  • Supplement facts include the standardization of herbal extracts to indicate primary active ingredients.
  • All two-piece capsules are hypoallergenic and vegetarian.

Pure Encapsulations takes their commitment to quality seriously, and we are very excited to welcome them to this year’s conference.

Pure Encapsulations has its gluten-free certification from The Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) and products are manufactured here in the USA!

To learn more about Pure Encapsulations, check out your conference gift bag, and stop by their booth on the expo floor.

Thank you to Pure Encapsulations for your support of this year’s conference.

#FAAW Twitter Party and Tix Giveaway!

This year, for Celiac Awareness Month and Food Allergy Awareness Week, FABlogCon is hosting a Twitter Party to help you get to know FABlogCon a bit more, understand what we do for the food allergy community, and give you a chance to win a free conference pass, or a 1 year subscription to Gluten Free & More magazine!

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Don’t miss our Food Allergy Awareness Week #FAAW Twitter Party Thursday night this week!!! To help celebrate awareness for #Celiac Disease and #FoodAllergies~ We will be offering  prizes including a year’s subscription to Gluten Free & More Magazine, as well as two winners can win an all access ticket to this year’s Food Allergy Bloggers Conference in Denver Colorado November 3-5! This prize is worth $250. (*Does not include travel or hotel.  Cannot be exchanged for monetary compensation*).

If you want to participate in this Twitter Party, you’ll have to RSVP before the party starts to be eligible to win a prize. Then spend the hour tweeting along with us using the hashtag #FABlogCon! To participate you MUST PRE-REGISTER through Erica Dermer and Celiac and the Beast’s webpage!

We look forward to having you join us! and GOOD LUCK!!!

 

Accepting Sponsors for 2017!

The 2017 Food Allergy Bloggers Conference is taking place November 3, 4, 5; 2017 in Denver Colorado at the Denver Renaissance Hotel.  We’ve included a few quick links to get you acquainted with why you should come see us in Denver this fall!

UPDATES for 2017 will be posted as available!

Greetings! We are getting ready to start planning the 5th annual Food Allergy Bloggers Conference, and wanted to share some details with you!
The Conference will be held November 3, 4, and 5, 2017 at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver again this year.  The Expo will be open to attendees on Friday 1-5 pm and Saturday opening at 9am, and closing at 3pm. There will not be an Expo on Sunday, however, you are welcome and encouraged to stay to attend sessions and network more if you so desire.
LIMITED OFFER ~ 10% Discount for Early Sponsor Sign-ups!

We want to offer a 10% discount on ANY sponsorship level to anyone who registers and pays prior to March 15th, 2017. (10% will be discounted from the listed pricing shown in the media kit). If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email us to request a media kit at jenny@fablogcon.com!

We look forward to seeing you this year!
Jenny

Airport Transportation FABlogCon 2017

Transportation tips for getting to and from the hotel when you get to Denver!

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Courtesy of Marriott Renaissance Hotels:

“From the plane to the train, introducing the best way to see our neighborhood and connect to local experiences. The University of Colorado A Line is 23 miles of rail that is making local and international travel easier than ever. The new line is NOW OPEN, providing easy, affordable and reliable connections between downtown Denver, Stapleton, DIA and the many communities along I-70.

QUICK FACTS

Travel time from DIA to Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel: 23 minutes Travel time from DIA to Central Park Station (8175 E Smith Road, Denver, CO 80238): 23 minutes Travel time from Central Park Station to Union station downtown: 14 minutes (3rd stop from central)

Cost: $9 one way to/from airport to Union Station (covers unlimited use for the entire day) Cost: $2.60 one way from Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel to Union Station Downtown

Speed: Up to 79 mph

Capacity: 209 people per car (including seating for 91 people & two wheelchair spaces)

Features: Overhead storage, luggage towers and bicycle racks

DAILY SCHEDULE 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. – every 15 minutes 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. – every 30 minutes 3 a.m. – 6 a.m. – every 30 minutes

WHERE AND HOW TO BUY A TICKET Tickets can be purchased on rail line platforms at ticket vending machines, inside DEN or Union Station, or at any RTD sales outlet.

WHERE TO CATCH THE TRAIN Airport: The location is right by the new Westin Denver International Airport Hotel. Downtown/Union Station: 1701 Wynkoop St. Call Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel for a courtesy pick-up at the Central Park Station

DENVER AIRPORT RAIL From the plane to the train, introducing the best way to see our neighborhood and connect to local experiences.

Discover more at renaissancedenver.com • 303.399.7500 • 3801 Quebec Street | Denver, Colorado 80207″

Late Breaking News!

Late Breaking News:

kaleo-logoWe are thrilled to announce that kaléo will be at FABlogCon this year, along with its founders and life-threatening allergy sufferers, Eric and Evan Edwards. We have asked them to speak at the Welcome Party on Friday night so make sure you don’t miss it!

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The Welcoming Party will be Friday night from 6:00 pm- 10:00 pm!

2016 Bronze Sponsor So Delicious Dairy Free

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Thank you to BRONZE Sponsor So Delicious Dairy Free for their support of the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference!

So Delicious Dairy Free’s philosophy of doing business is based on their firm commitment to treating everyone and everything—animals, the environment, each other, our partners, and our community—with unwavering respect. They are committed to being kinder and gentler to our planet  and passionate about creating dairy-free options that are so pure and delicious you’ll want to enjoy them during every part of your day.

So Delicious offers a full line of beverages, creamers, cultured products, and frozen desserts that are delectable all on their own, but they also work perfectly as dairy-free alternatives in all of your favorite recipes.

Their products are 100% plant-based and certified Vegan and never contain any animal products or byproducts. So Delicious tests for the presence of gluten in all of our products that are declared gluten-free. Their gluten allergen test is four times more sensitive than the FDA’s, as they test to 5 parts per million, while the FDA only tests to 20 parts per million in order to declare a food gluten-free on the label.

New products include Cashewmilk Beverage, Vanilla Cashewmilk Beverage, Blueberry “Yogurt” Alternative, French Vanilla Creamer in Quart Size, and Original Culinary Coconutmilk.

Be sure to visit So Delicious Dairy Free at the FABlogCon Expo Friday afternoon and Saturday to learn more about their wonderful line of products!  

2016 Gold Sponsor Surf Sweets

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Thank you to BRONZE Sponsor Surf Sweets for their support of the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference!

Surf Sweets organically sweetened gummy candy and jelly beans are full of the fruity flavor that you expect with none of the yucky ingredients you avoid. Anyone can enjoy Surf Sweets because their candy is free of high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and flavors, and the top ten allergens.

You will love how the fresh fruit flavor of the organic fruit juice is revealed when it’s not masked by processed corn syrup and petroleum-based artificial food dyes. Pack them in a lunch box, bring them to a school party, or treat somebody for a job well done and enjoy the guilt free sweet satisfaction of having delicious treats everyone loves and knowing they are free of artificial ingredients.

Surf Sweets are available in a variety of shapes, colors, and seasonal fun! Their gummies and jelly beans offer 100% Vitamin C per serving. The company also donates a minimum of 1% of the sales from their products to a number of organizations that support environmental causes through “1% for the Planet”.

As devoted parents and doting uncles and aunts, Surf Sweets understands the constant quest to find fun products kids’ love that aren’t filled with icky ingredients. So grab some Surf Sweets and Snack Happy!

Be sure to visit Surf Sweets at the FABlogCon Expo Friday afternoon and Saturday to learn more about their wonderful line of products!  

 

2016 Gold Sponsor Sunbutter

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Thank you to GOLD Sponsor SunButter Sunflower Spread for their support of the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference!

SunButter is a delicious peanut butter alternative, plus it is nutritionally superior. SunButter has just as much protein as the leading brand of peanut butter, but with one-third less saturated fat, absolutely no trans fats, less sodium, and less sugar. One serving of SunButter Sunflower Spread provides more vitamin E, twice as much fiber and zinc, and nearly triple the iron than is provided by one serving of the leading peanut butter!  

SunButter Sunflower Spread is made in the U.S. from locally-grown, specially-roasted, GMO free sunflower seeds, which are processed in their dedicated peanut free and tree nut free facility. Their sunflower seeds are grown in a region of the country where peanuts are not grown, eliminating the risk of cross contamination. SunButter is produced in one continuous process from field to table that ensures a fresh roasted flavor, improved product consistency and a finished product that is free from all of the top 8 food allergens.

Available in 5 delicious varieties: Creamy, Natural, Natural Crunch, No-Sugar Added, and Organic. SunButter can also be purchased in convenient On-The-Go Single Cups and 5 lb. Tubs.

Be sure to visit SunButter Sunflower Spread at the FABlogCon Expo Friday afternoon and Saturday to learn more about their wonderful line of products!  

TWITTER PARTY: Monday, October 24th at 8pm EST

RSVP by clicking HERE to participate in the SunButter #FABlogCon Twitter Party & win swag!