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Ep. 11: Interview with Joey Salmingo, Founder of FATE

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What do you do when a family member passes away from an anaphylactic reaction?


Kortney interviews Joey Salmingo, the founder of FATE. Joey founded FATE after his sister Joanna passed away from eating a mochi ball made with cashew milk. Joey is making it his mission to advocate and educate on behalf of people with food allergies as he never wants another family to experience experience what he and his family had to go through in August 2018.


They talk about what drove Joey to start the initiative, how he spreads awareness and education through the FATE forums, and why we need to get the message out.


What we cover in this episode:

  • The reason Joey started FATE (Food Allergy Training & Education)

  • What FATE does to educate those with food allergies

  • The importance of educating people who do NOT have food allergies

  • Why education for restaurants, schools, the airline industry, and even paramedics is important for people with food allergies to remain safe

  • Why restaurants need to hear about personal stories about how allergies impact people to understand why they need to take allergies seriously

  • Why the use of Epinephrine needs to be a part of basic first aid

  • What Joey is up to besides working on FATE

Supporting info:


Kortney interviews Joey Salmingo, the founder of FATE. Joey founded FATE after his sister Joanna passed away from eating a mochi ball made with cashew milk. Joey is making it his mission to advocate and educate on behalf of people with food allergies as he never wants another family to experience experience what he and his family had to go through in August 2018.

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