According to a study, food allergen information given online can be lacking or provided in different formats.

Researchers evaluated the accuracy and compliance of information and labeling of substances or products causing allergies or intolerances in food and drink imported from Asia and purchased online in the United Kingdom.


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By Chirag Bhatt

Estimates suggest that 33 million Americans, among them 5.6 million children under the age of 18, contend with food allergies. This equates to approximately one in 13 children and one in 10 adults. That is roughly two children in every classroom. Alarmingly, about 40 percent of

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More than half of food recalls in the United Kingdom over a 5-year period were due to allergens, according to a recently released study.

Allergen-related recalls increased annually until 2019, peaking at 118 before decreasing to 82 and 84 in 2020 and 2021 respectively. The reduction was potential because of

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The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed the FASTER Act, bringing sesame one step closer to becoming the ninth major allergen, as defined by federal law.

The Act would also require the federal government to analyze research opportunities to help develop more effective treatments for food allergies.

The legislation,
Continue Reading U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passes FASTER Act