UK survey targets food allergy awareness
Allergy UK has come out fighting against claims that food allergy
and intolerance are "all in the mind".
Scientists look to 'desensitise' kids to food allergens
Feeding small amounts of a food allergen to children could build up
tolerance and eventually lose their allergy, US-based researchers
have said based on a study on kids with egg allergy.
Experts address measures to curb rise in food allergies
The growing number of people suffering from allergies is due to
changes in European diets over the past 30 years, says a new review
from the Global Allergy and Asthma European Network
Food allergens still pose a threat in US foods
Some food manufacturers are not doing enough to prevent the cross
contamination of their products by allergens, according to a survey
by the US food regulator.
Allergies: accidental peanut exposure down but more work needed
Good manufacturing practices and more rigorous labeling have
contributed to a decline in the accidental exposure to peanut of
children with peanut allergies, but more stringent standards still
need to be enforced, says a Canadian...
FSA issues voluntary allergy labelling guidance
The FSA has published guidance designed to help UK food firms
improve their labelling advice for people with allergies.
FDA rejects Nestlé infant formula health claim
The US food regulatory agency last week rejected a proposed health
claim submitted by Nestlé, which would have implied that its whey
protein infant formulas reduced the risk of food allergy symptoms.
Free-from food market there to be tapped, says analyst
The UK free-from food market, including dairy-, gluten- and
wheat-free products, is set to double on the back of growing
consumer concern over health and well-being.
Danisco launches allergen-free cultures range
Danisco has developed a new range of completely allergen-free
antimicrobials and protective cultures that could help food makers
achieve allergen-free products.
Food allergies still ignored, says group
A pressure group in the UK is using food allergy and intolerance
week to highlight what they see as a serious lack of understanding
of the condition.
Natural enzyme could reduce peanut allergens, say scientists
New research may provide insight into how to reduce the allergenic
properties of peanuts through the use of an enzyme found in certain
fruit and vegetables, findings that could lead to the development
of "hypoallergenic peanut...
New allergen labeling to boost growing 'free-from' market?
Consumers who suffer from food allergies are set to benefit from
new "plain English" allergen labeling rules, which also
provide food and beverage manufacturers with the opportunity to tap
into the growing "free-from"...
Company gears up to meet demand for allergen testing kits
With the implementation of EU allergen labelling regulations, more
and more companies are producing testing kits to meet the demand
from food processors.
Nut allergies may not last, says study
As Europe prepares for tougher rules on allergen labeling, a new
study has found that allergies to almonds, pecans, cashews and
other tree nuts may not be lifelong.
IFST issues update on food allergies
With new European rules on food allergens enforced next month, the
voice of UK food scientists issues an update of its statement on