Food Allergy

Allergens identification and labelling will be a focus of the conference

SOFHT allergens conference speakers revealed

By Joseph James Whitworth

Product recalls and withdrawals due to allergen mislabelling are on the increase, according to the Society of Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT).

Strawberries cause allergic reactions among many European adults

EFSA updates food allergen advice

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has updated its scientific advice on food allergens, taking into account latest published data on food allergy prevalence in Europe.

Peanut is a common allergy

Allergy 'control to cure' focus of FAAM event

By Joseph James Whitworth

Key areas of focus in patient control, prevention and cure were highlighted during the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Meeting (FAAM), according to a presenter at the event.

Every year in the US 100-150 people die from food allergy incidences - something that is 'preventable', says a scientific expert on allergens

Dispatches from IFT 2014

Food allergies remain 'major' public health issue

By Kacey CULLINEY

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.

allergens, free-from, Dutch Spices

Dutch Spices claims first with allergen-free range

By Lynda Searby

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).

EFSA invites comments on draft allergy evaluation

EFSA invites comments on draft allergy evaluation

By Nathan Gray

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is inviting comments on a draft scientific opinion for the evaluation of allergenic foods and food ingredients for labelling purposes.

Food allergies are unlikely to kill...but could lead to severe reactions

Food allergy death less likely than murder

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Food allergy sufferers are more likely to be murdered than to die from a severe reaction – but allergen labelling is about much more than fatality risk, says an allergen expert.

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.

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