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Food allergies are on the rise, but some foods cause them more often than others. This blog covers what these foods are and how people & companies can manage food allergy and food intolerance risks to consumers.

A food allergy is when a person’s immune system reacts to a food or an ingredient in food that is normally harmless. When this happens, the person’s immune system responds to this food as if it poses a danger and the result is known as an allergic reaction.

Food allergies affect millions of people worldwide, this includes almost 1 in 10 children in Australia and New Zealand and approximately 1 in 13 in North America. Some allergic reactions are mild, but some can be severe, and even life-threatening. If the reaction affects a person’s breathing or heart, the reaction is referred to as anaphylaxis.

Food Allergens & Managing Them

Food Allergen List

Source: MPI

Food Allergen Guide

Source: MPI

The Gluten-Free Diet

This video helps you understand what is a Gluten-Free Diet, where gluten comes from and how to minimise its risks

Source: Boston Children’s Hospital

Food Safe offers Food Safety and Allergen Management Training Online across the Globe and at Schools across New Zealand.

Celiac Disease Kitchen Management Plan

Source: Boston Children’s Hospital

Food Allergen Labelling Guide

Source: MPI

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