Severe allergic reactions were thrust into the spotlight following the consultation into Natasha Ednan-Laperouse's death

Calls renewed for register of severe allergic reactions

By Gwen Ridler

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).

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.

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...

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Nine potentially dangerous products were recalled or withdrawn by food businesses in April over allergy fears stemming from undeclared ingredients, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).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

A cure for children's allergic reactions to peanuts has moved a step closer, according to a study published in The Lancet

New peanut allergy treatment for kids ‘a great success’

By Michael Stones

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.

Labelling could be based on allergic reaction to thresholds

Voluntary allergen labelling could be allowed by law

By Rick Pendrous

Controversial provisions for voluntary allergen labelling could become legally incorporated within the Food Information for Consumers Regulations (FIC), according to a leading expert in the field.

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Food Standards Agency joins Unilever at safety conference

By Mike Stones

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.

The new international study aims to establish a standardised approach to allergen management

World’s largest food allergy study launched

By Rick Pendrous

An international study into food allergies has been launched which hopes to establish a standardised approach to allergen management for companies involved in food manufacturing.

Sales iof its allergen-free spices and curry powder have soared, says EHL

Cater for 'alarming' rise in allergies

By Lorraine Mullaney

Food manufacturers need to seek advice from allergen experts to cater for the "enormous" and "alarming" rise in allergies and intolerances, states Allergy UK.

Reducing the use of 'may contain' labels will boost confidence in them

'May contain' allergen labels will be more consistent

By Rick Pendrous

'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 could become available within two years

Food safety allergen thresholds by 2014: Unilever

By Rick Pendrous

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.

Moving Foods' No Nut Nutty Chocolate spread removes the risk of an anaphylactic shock at 35,000ft

Ready, spready go...

By Ben Bouckley

Peanut butter is now Britain’s fastest growing sweet spread with sales up by over 40% from 2008 to £40m in 2010, according to market intelligence firm Mintel.

If you tolerate this

If you tolerate this

By Elaine Watson

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


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