Allergen Immunotherapy

Portion sizes: ‘A 500g [gluten-free] ready meal could actually have a lot of gluten’

Sainsbury calls for agreed allergen threshold limits

By Rick Pendrous

Sainsbury’s head of analytical testing has called for agreement on threshold limits for the presence of allergens in food and drink to provide reassurance to food manufacturers, retailers and, most importantly, consumers about the risk of allergic reactions.

Mohammed Zaman was sentenced to six years in prison, after one of his customers suffered fatal anaphylactic shock

Food firms warned after allergy death conviction

By Michelle Perrett

Food manufacturers have been warned to ensure comprehensive risk management over allergens, after an Indian restaurant owner was sentenced to six years in prison this week following the death of a customer from anaphylactic shock.

Allergy sufferers mistrust threshold levels, despite safety assurances

Free-from not trusted by allergy sufferers

By Rick Pendrous

Allergy sufferers don't trust the safety of many free-from foods sold in supermarkets, the chief executive of the Anaphylaxis Campaign has claimed.

Time to review your allergen controls

Time to review your allergen controls

Despite the requirements for allergen labelling coming into force three years ago, we still see regular food alerts and recalls due to lack of...

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