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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

FSA publishes results of survey into allergen labelling

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has released the results of a survey into allergen labelling on foods being sold by UK supermarkets and independent retailers. The survey examined the type of allergen advisory labelling present and aimed to quantify the level of allergens resulting from cross-contamination and establish whether the type of advisory labelling used […]

November 13, 2014 Continue Reading

Scottish vitamin D study ‘irresponsible’

A study conducted by ScotCen Social Research and commissioned by the Food Standards Agency and Scottish Government has stated that the average level of vitamin D in the Scottish population is above the current indicator of optimal vitamin D status, even though it also found that over a third of participants recorded sub-optimal levels of […]

December 9, 2013 Continue Reading

NZ Government steps in over manuka honey labelling

The New Zealand Government is to issue formal guidelines on the labelling of manuka honey. New Zealand’s food safety minister Nikki Kaye said that action was needed to properly define manuka honey and “to enable truth in labelling in the  absence of an international standard for a definition of manuka honey”. The New Zealand Government’s response […]

October 24, 2013 Continue Reading
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FSA’s DNP campaign gets ESSNA backing

A new Food Standards Agency campaign that urges “help prevent another death from DNP” has won the backing of sports nutrition body the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA). The FSA campaign has been prompted by the recent deaths of several young people after they had taken the ‘fat burning’ substance 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP). Chris Whitehouse, […]

October 22, 2013 Continue Reading
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