Researchers suggest tree nut allergies may be diagnosed too freely

Are tree nut allergies holding you back from enjoying some salty snacks? Well, a new study suggests that the common practice of telling patients allergic to one tree nut to avoid all other tree nuts may not be necessary.

The study, published by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), found that many […]

Study: 72% of those claiming a food allergy are wrong

Sometimes it is just better to be wrong.

A recent study investigated whether more than 2,000 people who claimed to have a food allergy actually had a food allergy. The result? Only approximately 28% of those claiming a food allergy were actually allergic to food.

In an article discussing the study, the study’s authors said […]

Neogen can help with new FSIS guidelines for food allergens

In an effort to reduce adverse reactions to food allergens, along with potential recalls, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently released new guidelines to assist meat, poultry, and processed egg product producers in properly managing ingredients that could trigger such problems.

The new FSIS guidelines, entitled, “FSIS Compliance Guidelines […]

Strange but true: Girl’s food allergy only activated with exercise

One teenaged girl in Canada may have the best excuse to not exercise after she experienced anaphylaxis from eating rice crackers and hummus and then exercised on her treadmill. According to a recent report, the 17-year-old ran for just 10 minutes before her lips started to swell and she developed puffy eyes, hives, itching and […]

Infographic: Food Allergy Awareness Month

May marks Food Allergy Awareness Month and Neogen has developed the below infographic to help you understand the basics of food allergies, which currently affects 1 in every 13 children. Neogen offers screening and quantitative food allergen test kits to detect all major food allergens. For more information,

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Boy develops food allergies after blood transfusion

An eight-year-old Canadian boy who previously had no food allergies recently became allergic to fish and nuts after receiving a blood transfusion, according to a new report.

The transfusion was part of his treatment for medulloblastoma, a type of brain cancer, and caused him to have a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis within 10 minutes […]

Scientists say possible cure found for peanut allergies

Researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia may have found a cure for people with potentially fatal peanut allergies according to a recent article.

This research has already transformed the lives of about 30 children who were involved in the experiment and were given a daily dose of peanut protein together with a […]

Experts address food allergy shaming and bullying

Based on recent reports, Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) estimates that 15 million Americans have food allergies and that severe allergic reactions account for more than 200,000 emergency room visits each year. To go along with this, more than 17 million Europeans have a food allergy, and hospital admissions for severe reactions in children […]

14 food allergens must appear on UK labels by end of 2014

We are currently in the middle of #AllergyWeek in the United Kingdom (UK), which started on April 28 and will end on May 4. With an estimated 21 million people in the UK affected by at least one type of food allergy, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) says that allergies are a growing health concern. […]

Parents of allergic kids get ready for the new school year, raise awareness

Having food allergies is tough, especially for kids.

Just as difficult is getting ready for a new school year, where it’s more challenging for parents to control contact with allergens that could set off a potentially life-threatening reaction in their child.

About 6 to 8 percent of kids in the U.S. have a food allergy. […]