The creation of a national register to record severe allergic reactions to food could speed up investigations into similar incidents and help prevent future cases, according to the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).
‘May contain’ precautionary labelling of foods for the accidental presence of allergens could become far more useful for those suffering allergies, as scientists develop a “risk management toolbox” for industry, covering threshold dose allergen action...
Individually wrapped portions of free-from foods will be needed in restaurants and other catering outlets to meet increasing numbers of consumers with allergies and food intolerances, a leading expert has claimed.
New rules governing the handling and labelling of food allergens, which come into force later this year, could drive up the number of food alerts issued by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), unless manufacturers and others take urgent action.
A cure for children suffering the misery – and sometimes fatal consequences – of peanut allergy has moved significantly closer, according to a consultant allergist involved in a new ground-breaking study.
Key speakers from the Food Standards Agency, Unilever and Which? will be joining our expert line-up at Food Manufacture’s Food Safety Conference at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull on Thursday October 17, 2013.
'May contain' allergen information displayed on food packs will become less prevalent and more consistently used across the EU over the next couple of years as work by experts in the field comes to fruition.
Allergen thresholds that food manufacturers can use to ensure safe production within factories and for improved product labelling could become a reality within two years, a Uniliever expert has claimed.
Manufacturers will to have to wait for the findings of the International Life Science Institute's (ILSI's) Food Allergy Task Force on allergens to be published before they will know whether 'action levels' for their operations are...
Hopes of developing usable action levels or thresholds for processors for the unintentional presence of allergens in food could be dashed by wide variations across Europe in people’s allergic reactions.
The supermarket ambient free from aisle is bursting with new products, but head into the ready meals cabinets or your local pub and the pickings remain slim indeed for allergy and intolerance sufferers, says Elaine Watson