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 […]

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New study shows “essentially permanent” benefit of early peanut exposure

Several studies have documented that exposing children at a very early age to potential food allergens such as peanuts, for example, can actually help reduce some children’s risk of developing food allergies later in life.

This is extremely important to many parents as the incidence of peanut and tree nut allergies nearly tripled in the […]

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 […]

False positives common in siblings of food-allergic children

Parents of a child with a food allergy are often concerned that their other children are at high risk for allergies as well, and oftentimes take them to the doctor to be screened with a blood test or skin prick. A new study, however, is showing that this may not be necessary as siblings have […]

Study reveals new potential of peanuts

A new study is showing that eating the skinless inner kernels of peanuts may improve a person’s gut bacteria and their ability to ward off E. coli and Salmonella infections.

Published in the Journal of Food Science, researchers at the University of Maryland say this is because skinless peanuts have a prebiotic-like effect and the […]

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White House Calls for Action Plan to Address Antibiotic Resistance – Food Safety News […]

New studies point to why and how of food allergies

Food allergies are on the rise—and quickly. In recent reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergy rates in children younger than 18 grew about 18% between 1997 and 2007. Many of these food allergies can be narrowed down to a few types of food (peanuts, eggs, milk, tree nuts, wheat, […]

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FDA requests comments on draft methodological approach for designating high-risk foods under section 204 of FSMA – U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

FDA is seeking comments on a […]

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Canada’s ag minister warns of “thickening” of border over COOL – Food Safety News

It’s the latest in the ongoing battle over the U.S.’s country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law.

For […]