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
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