Peanut pregnancy advice caused consternation for UK Lords
A high level report from the UK's House of Lords has said advice on
peanut consumption by pregnant women and children to reduce allergy
risk could be counterproductive, and calls for urgent withdrawal
Process eliminates allergens in peanuts, claims scientist
Details remain unclear about the claims by a North Carolina
Agricultural and Technical State University researcher that he has
developed a process to make allergen-free peanuts.
EFSA issues barley glucose allergenicity opinion
EFSA has issued an opinion on the production of glucose syrups from
barley starch following a request from the EC.
Kids munch peanuts in the name of science
A major trial into the prevention of peanut allergies among
children has begun in the UK as part of a study that could result
in a new, younger generation of nut product consumers.
Peanut gene breakthrough may lead to allergen free nuts
Scientists have identified a new gene in peanuts that codes for a
protein with no apparent allergic effects, research that opens up
the possibility of allergen-free GM nuts.
Kefir ingredients could help food allergies
Drinking the probiotic, fermented milk, kefir, decreased the
allergic response to ovalbumin (egg white) in mice, and may offer
hope to preventing food allergies, suggests a new study from
Wheat allergies could become a thing of the past
The market for nut or wheat-free bakery products could see a slump
within the next decade if research into the eradication of food
allergies is successful.
German allergy experts to focus on prevention plans
Allergy experts in Germany met last week to develop a comprehensive
strategy for combating the condition through spreading information
and conducting further research.
Latex threat - it's all hype, says group
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is pushing ahead with product
testing methods after scientists found new ways to detect latex
allergens in food packaging.
Earlier introduction of solid cereals may reduce wheat allergies
Getting kids to eat solid cereals at an earlier age could reduce
the risk of developing wheat allergies, says a new study from
Lupin sector defends safety of its ingredient
Recent research sheds new light on the allergenicity of lupin,
suggesting that common assumptions about the dangers of the
ingredient could be overblown.
Natural enzyme could reduce peanut allergens, say scientists
New research may provide insight into how to reduce the allergenic
properties of peanuts through the use of an enzyme found in certain
fruit and vegetables, findings that could lead to the development
of "hypoallergenic peanut...
New allergen labeling to boost growing 'free-from' market?
Consumers who suffer from food allergies are set to benefit from
new "plain English" allergen labeling rules, which also
provide food and beverage manufacturers with the opportunity to tap
into the growing "free-from"...
Nut allergies may not last, says study
As Europe prepares for tougher rules on allergen labeling, a new
study has found that allergies to almonds, pecans, cashews and
other tree nuts may not be lifelong.
Food allergies: a problem and an opportunity
A study analyzing food allergies and intolerance in the United
States suggests that the "free-from" market has far from peaked.