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 […]
Nielsen has published a new report – What’s in our food and on our mind – based on the results of its Global Health and Ingredient-Sentiment Survey.
Spoon Guru is a new app designed to help people with food allergies or specific dietary needs – including those on a fitness regime.
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, […]
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, […]
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: […]
In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers have found that feeding peanut protein to babies reduced their risk of developing an allergy to peanuts buy more than 80%. In the trial, 640 infants with severe eczema, egg allergy, or both, were randomly assigned to consume or avoid peanuts until they […]
According to new research by YouGov, commissioned by the Food and Drink Innovation Network, a third of UK households are now affected by food allergy or intolerance. In the survey of 1,600 adults across the UK, one in five people (22%) said they suffer from a food allergy or intolerance, with dairy and gluten being […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Delamere Dairy, the Cheshire based speciality dairy, has given its goats’ milk product range a makeover as it aims to create more stand out on shelf and encourage consumers to give goats a go! The new designs aim to maintain the brand’s bold signature colours, but introduce new fonts and a fun, eye-catching goat graphic. […]
Seasonal sniffles experienced by many people at this time of year might not be due to the common cold after all. Recent evidence demonstrates that many people are actually allergic to their Christmas tree! (more…)
The company which owns the UK’s best-selling echinacea brand says it “disagrees” with official new advice that the herb should not be taken by children under 12. (more…)