Food allergy facts for Food Allergy Awareness Week

Do you know anyone with a serious food allergy? Maybe you have one, yourself? An estimated 150 million people worldwide, mostly children, deal with at least one food allergy.

May 13 through 19 marks 2018’s Food Allergy Awareness Week, a time for education and discussion about food allergies and how they affect people’s lives.

What’s […]

Science: Kids with milk allergies are shorter, lighter than kids with different allergies

Childhood food allergies are a bigger problem than ever in the developed world. Approximately 6% to 8% of kids in the U.S. have a food allergy, and that number has been increasing, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

These food allergic kids face many challenges, from the inconvenient (“What do I […]

Infancy vs. adulthood: When food allergies strike

In a recent interview with food allergy expert Dr. Steve Taylor, Food Safety Magazine noted that U.S. food recalls increased by about 22% in 2016 compared to 2015. A large number of recalls were due to undeclared allergens.

Allergies themselves are on the rise as well, at least in the developed world. And while most […]

4 years after immunotherapy, kids still peanut-tolerant

Scientists have been working tirelessly on a cure for allergies for many years. New findings show just how close they may be getting.

Researchers in Melbourne, Australia, gave 48 children a peanut protein-containing probiotic (or a placebo) every day for 18 months. A month after halting the dose, around 80% of tested kids could tolerate […]

As food allergies rise, researchers dig deeper

A group of medical researchers are taking a new approach to examining food allergy patterns in the United States.

Instead of using traditional methods to learn about people with food allergies, the team has undertaken the monumental task of analyzing the medical records of a whopping 2.7 million patients.

“Recent reports suggest that food allergies […]

New app seeks to help food allergic dine out safely

Those with food allergies know just how dangerous dining out can be.

At home, food allergic consumers can carefully choose everything that goes into and touches their food — down to the last spice used, and choice of cooking oil and utensils. At a restaurant, the food allergic have to trust that their food was […]

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Salmonella linked to dairy bull calves – Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Animal health officials are urging cattle farmers to take preventive measures against a multi-drug resistant strain of Salmonella Heidelberg linked […]

Survey shows food allergy labels cause consumer confusion

Do you get confused trying to decipher the ingredients in a food item when reading the label on the packaging? Well, with labels that state “may contain” and “manufactured on shared equipment,” a lot can be left to the imagination. New research is showing this is particularly confusing for individuals with food allergies who are […]

Halloween infographic: Allergen safety for trick-or-treating

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More tomatoes, faster – Morning Ag Clips Tomatoes are already an ideal model species for plant research, but scientists at the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) just made them even more useful by […]