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‘Emerging food allergen’ lupine increasingly regulated

Did you know that some food allergies are more common in certain parts of the world than others?

Lupine is one of those allergens that is a big concern in some countries, while consumers in other countries may not have even heard of it. It’s only recently gaining popularity as a high-protein, low-fat ingredient in […]

What’s the difference? Shellfish, crustaceans and mollusks

Crustaceans and shellfish and mollusks — oh my!

Shellfish allergies are among the most common in the world, with countries around the globe implementing regulatory guidelines for their labeling. Interestingly, it’s an allergen that often manifests itself in the food-allergic person’s adulthood, with 60% of those allergic experiencing their first reaction after the age of […]

Monday links

assorted allergy food

What’s the latest in the fields of agriculture, food safety, animal science and toxicology? Check it out here.

Animal Science:

Backyard chickens need more regulation — University of California – Davis A growing number of chickens today are raised in backyards. Many people prefer to raise their own food because they […]

Food safety resource: Food Safety Matters podcast

Foodborne allergen concerns aren’t going away any time soon, but sometimes things change — like scientific knowledge or allergen-related regulations — and finding new information can become difficult. Fortunately, there are great resources out there for updates on the state of the industry.

For example, Food Safety Magazine produces its own podcast, Food Safety Matters […]