A trial suggests that oral immunotherapy treatment, which involves repeated exposure over time to gradually increase doses of the allergen, could allow sufferers to increase their tolerance to peanuts. They would not be able to eat nuts at will, but their...
Suppliers and manufacturers must work with labs to ensure robust sampling plans and appropriate testing, according to RSSL, after undeclared peanut proteins were found in cumin, prompting allergy concerns and recalls.
Sometimes it’s hard to think inventively about the ingredient that comprises half the ubiquitous peanut butter and jelly sandwich or is passed to us in small pouches on most airplane rides. But from flours and spreads to use as a legume, the potential...
Food safety authorities in the UK have confirmed they know neither the exact quantity nor precise location of peanut butter and paste contaminated with aflatoxins up to 190 times above the legal limit.
Damage from Hurricane Ivan that struck the US last week could send
prices for peanuts, a common confectionery ingredient, rising as
reports suggest that virtually all of the nation's 2004 peanut crop
could be at risk.
On average, Americans consume more than three kilos of peanuts and
peanut products each year. Although the nutty legumes are a good
source of vitamins and fibre, for a small but growing sector of the
population, peanuts can also induce...
US researchers who recently completed the map of the peanut's
genetic code are not just hoping to make peanuts more nutty but
that the genetic blueprint will also help enhance disease
resistance, cut down on pesticide use and...