Groups have called for a system that monitors fatal allergic reactions in the United Kingdom to receive continued support.

The British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI) is leading the request for additional funding for the UK Fatal Anaphylaxis Registry (UKFAR). Anaphylaxis is a serious, and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.

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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

An estimate of 17 percent of children who have food allergies are allergic to sesame, according to research published in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. Sesame is one of the 10 most common childhood food allergies and severe reactions are common.

The Food and Drug Administration is currently considering adding
Continue Reading FDA may add sesame to list of major food allergens requiring label disclosure

Undeclared allergens have been driving recent increases in food recalls, which some say contributes to the trend of consumers ignoring recall notices. A year ago, a national recall consultant found millennials are the “least compliant consumer age group when it comes to responding to recalls.”   

But earlier this week, FDA
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Bateman in West Sacramento, CA, has recalled  approximately 20,297 pounds of poultry products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The not-ready-to-eat products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. The
Continue Reading Chicken meals recalled from institutions for undeclared soy