FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2017

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Meryl Hunter
Director of Engagement, Spokin Inc.
meryl@spokin.com
 

DAVIS THEATER TO SHOW SCREENING OF NETFLIX’S ROTTEN TO SPREAD AWARENESS FOR FOOD ALLERGIES IN THE U.S
Industry Leaders in the Food Allergy Community Join Forces to Sponsor the Screening
 

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CHICAGO, Ill. — January 11, 2017 — Netflix’s unprecedented documentary series about the food industry, Rotten, has released an entire episode to the surge of food allergies. In light of this groundbreaking coverage, Spokin Inc. and other leaders in the food allergy community are hosting a screening of the episode at the Davis Theatre in Chicago on Thursday, Jan. 11, to raise awareness for food allergies and its prevalence in the United States.

Titled “The Peanut Problem,” the episode features prominent members of the Chicago food allergy community, including Dr. Ruchi Gupta, world-renowned allergy and asthma researcher at Northwestern University and Lurie Children’s Hospital, and Susie Hultquist, founder and CEO of Spokin Inc, an app for people with food allergies. The episode takes a deep dive into the impact of food allergies from both a scientific and personal perspective, including their effect on the food and restaurant industries.

“Bringing the topic of food allergies to an audience this size is huge because education is the lifeline,” says Spokin’s CEO, Susie Hultquist, “Having friends and family that are educated on food allergies and willing to care for our daughter has allowed her to live a full life,” said Hultquist.

The Chicago screening of the episode will be a major breakthrough for the food allergy community, allowing a spotlight to be shown on the severity of the issue and its impact on the daily lives of Americans. Hosted by AUVI-Q (epinephrine injection, USP), Enjoy Life Foods, Safe + Fair, and Spokin Inc, the event includes a meet-and-greet, allergy-friendly refreshments, and a Q&A following the screening with Gupta, Hultquist, and a few surprise hosts.

“The documentary is so exciting because it is an opportunity to improve awareness on a large scale,” said Dr. Ruchi Gupta. “My hope is that the series will reach a wide audience and increase awareness and understanding of the condition,” said Gupta.

For more information, please visit www.spokin.com/food-allergies-on-netflix or contact Meryl Hunter at meryl@spokin.com.

Spokin is the leading app for people living with food allergies or Celiac Disease. By creating a profile that is customized to allergies, interest, and location — users can find safe food products, allergy-friendly restaurants, allergists, and more. After their iOS release in 2017, Spokin has quickly become a thought leader in the food allergy community with a mission to help people with food allergies live the fullest lives possible.