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As part of Allergy UK’s Allergen Awareness Week, New Food’s Joshua Minchin outlines five important challenges the food industry faces with regard to food hypersensitivity.
As vaccination programmes step up around the world, New Food spoke to Lynne Regent of Anaphylaxis Campaign to offer clarity around some misconceptions related to food allergies and COVID-19 jabs.
In the past five years, the number of teenagers requiring allergy-related hospital treatment has more than doubled, and schools are calling for more refined details of best practices to prevent future cases.
Researchers from King's College London have said that their study shows immunotherapy - the gradual introduction of the allergen into the individual's diet - offers "protection but not a cure" for peanut allergies.
The service gives the option to receive specific alerts about issues involving any of the key 14 allergens.