Allergies

40% of US children with allergies had access to an epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) used for the immediate treatment of food allergies.

Nearly 8% of US children have food allergies, study finds

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Nearly 8% of US children (about 5.6 million) have food allergies, with almost 40% of those children allergic to more than one food, a study conducted by researchers from Ann & Robert Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago determined.

'Allergies in childhood can be the first step of an allergic cascade leading to multiple allergies later in life,' says Nestlé

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Nestlé files patent for pregnancy probiotic

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Nestlé has filed a patent for probiotics to be taken during pregnancy and lactation, which it says help reduce the risk of allergies for the infant. 

Allergens: no room for mistakes

Weekly Comment

Allergens: no room for mistakes

It would be a mistake for governments and industry to misinterpret
the recent progress in food allergen labeling as a final solution:
there is much that yet remains to be done, for the well-being of
both consumers and manufacturers.

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