peanut allergy

New US guidelines on peanut allergy

Babies without eczema or egg allergies, should be introduced to peanut-containing foods alongside other solid foods according to new clinical guidelines from an expert panel sponsored by the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The guidance is aimed at aid health care providers and was prompted by emerging evidence that eating peanut-containing foods […]

January 17, 2017 Continue Reading
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RSPH research uncovers dismally poor adherence to new allergen rules

Six months after food allergy laws were enforced for restaurants and takeaways, the Royal Society for Public Health conducted a mystery dining investigation to find out to what extent these new rules were being adhered to. The organization sampled 65 takeaways across London, comprising the UK’s top ten cuisines: Chinese, India, fish and chips, pizza, […]

July 31, 2015 Continue Reading

Restrictive allergy diets leading to malnutrition in children, scientists claim

Middle-class children are increasingly at risk from malnutrition as result of being placed on restrictive allergy-diets by well-intentioned but misinformed parents. That’s the warning from the head of the controversial group Sense About Science, Tracey Brown. Speaking at the Cheltenham Science Festival last week, Brown said: “It’s a really strange phenomenon that, in the UK, […]

June 8, 2015 Continue Reading

It’s Tyne for chease

Plant-based ‘cheese’ brand Tyne Chease has just launched its first product line of handmade soft cultured nut cheeses. The 100% all-natural products use organic ingredients and environmentally-friendly packaging where possible. The cheeses offer what the creator calls an authentic cultured flavour, the maturity of which comes from the traditional methods of cheese-making. The range comprises: […]

June 5, 2015 Continue Reading

Prue Leith criticizes new EU allergen regs

Speaking about the new allergen rules within the EU Food Information Regulation which come into effect in December, cookery writer and TV presenter Prue Leith has said that they will be a “bureaucratic nightmare” for small cafés and restaurants. The new regulations require food businesses to provide information on the presence of 14 allergens that […]

June 17, 2014 Continue Reading
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FreeFrom Food Award winners 2014 announced

The winners of the FreeFrom Food Awards were announced at the Royal College of Physicians in Regents Park on 25 March and presented by restaurateur Antony Worrall Thompson. Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, director of the awards, commented on the entries: “So many good products, and right across the food spectrum from staples to exotica. From free-from supermarket […]

March 26, 2014 Continue Reading

Year-round uses boosts HayMax sales

Year-round uses for leading natural allergy product HayMax has helped the brand achieve record sales in 2013. Founder, Max Wiseberg, says the brand has seen steady sales growth since its launch in 2005. HayMax now offers four varieties, as well as a triple tin, which is available exclusively to independent retailers. Wiseberg believes that the […]

December 10, 2013 Continue Reading