Allergy

Peanut allergies can be very severe

Danes launch project to prevent allergic reactions

By Michelle Perrett

A new €2M project, led by the National Food Institute (NFI) at the Technical University of Denmark, will focus on developing new products to treat or prevent allergies.

Protein new to the local food chain has the potential to cause allergies: Buttriss

New protein sources – new allergens?

By Judy Buttriss

Novel foods, in particular insects, are being billed as a sustainable source of protein to meet future needs, as the global population grows and becomes more prosperous and climate change takes hold.

A peanut protein level of 1.5g will be safe for 95% of the population

‘May contain’ labels to be reassessed

By Rick Pendrous

‘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...

Buttriss: ‘Controversial findings bring into question the value of deliberate avoidance’

Can allergy risk be reduced?

By Judy Buttriss

Approximately 6% of British children under the age of six develop a food allergy, while 20% develop allergic diseases such as eczema and asthma (not always triggered by foods).

Food allergy risks in April

Latest allergy recalls in pictures

By Laurence Gibbons

Nine potentially dangerous products were recalled or withdrawn by food businesses in April over allergy fears stemming from undeclared ingredients, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

The new concept 'More' store stocks 700 free-from stock keeping units

Holland & Barrett to open 50 ‘free-from’ stores

By Rod Addy

Holland & Barrett aims to launch 50 ‘free-from’ food stores over the next two years, with the first new concept outlet, dubbed ‘More’, opening its doors in Chester today (April 23).

Almond allergies could present a big risk

Almond presents an unknown allergen risk

By Nicholas Robinson

Almonds could present a huge allergen threat to people but the full extent of the risk is unknown because of the lack of data on their allergenic properties, according to a leading scientist.

Peanut allergy rates can be cut by 86% by early exposure to the nut

Feeding peanuts to babies cuts allergy risk

By Michael Stones

Feeding peanut protein to babies significantly cut the risk of them developing allergy to the nuts, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Rise in allergy intolerance

Rise in UK allergy intolerance

By Nicholas Robinson

Food allergy and intolerance in UK households has increased to affect more than one in three people, according to a new YouGov survey.

Menus will have to clarify which items contain the 14 foods most commonly sparking an allergic reaction

Foodservice faces £200M bill for new allergen rules

By Rod Addy

Changes to food allergen rules could cost £200M for foodservice operators, with smaller businesses among those set to struggle the most, according to the British Hospitality Association (BHA).

From December 13, waiters will need to inform customers about allergens in the food

Caterers need individually wrapped free-from foods

By Rick Pendrous

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.

Food manufacturers should act now to avoid the new rules governing the handling and labelling of food allergens forcing up the number of food alerts issued by the Food Standards Agency

New guidance for manufacturers on managing allergens

By Rick Pendrous

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.

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