With experts in the dark as to why numbers of childhood allergies are increasing, safe food options are critical, says Kirsty Dingwall, founder of Angelic Free From – a UK brand that has launched what it claims is the first dedicated kids' top 14-allergen-free...
Boiling peanuts for up to 12 hours could help overcome children’s allergic reactions, according to the results of a clinical trial at Flinders University and SAHMRI in Australia which found up to 80% of children with peanut allergy became desensitised...
The US FDA, LGC, Nestlé and the Grocery Manufacturing Association are among contributors to a 25-article special section of the Journal of AOAC International dedicated to food allergens and consumer devices.
Nestlé Health Science has announced it has entered into a strategic collaboration with DBV Technologies to develop and bring to market a patch-test tool, MAG1C, for the diagnosis of Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) in infants.
Peanuts, wheat and egg are among several allergens that continue to be a global public health issue, and so industry must act with caution when developing allergen-free products, warns a scientific expert.
Dutch Spices claims to have become the first company in Europe to offer a range of dry spice blends, marinades and sauces that are free from the 24 allergens on the Dutch food allergen database (Levensmiddelendatabank).
The world's biggest study of food allergies will see global experts and industry leaders including Unilever and Eurofins join forces to produce develop new standards and processes for allergen management in food production.
The food industry has a responsibility to label allergenic ingredients as big and bold as they can – but also not to over-egg the slimmest of slim possibilities that a trace amount of an allergen may have slipped into a product.
German researchers are aiming to develop rapid detection systems to identify allergenic substances in foodstuffs, according to a workshop on analytical methods for allergen detection staged in Berlin this week.
Use of a common symbol to indicate the presence of individual allergens in food and personal care products could help allergy sufferers identify products to avoid – especially in multi-lingual communities, say specialists from Imperial College.