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
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.
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.
Reducing risk, food allergen testing on the up
As countdown to new rules on allergen labelling begins, UK food
laboratories gear up for growth in testing procedures.
Food makers can do more to avert food allergy risk, says UK group
With a European crackdown on food labels for nuts and other
allergens imminent, food makers have their work cut out, says UK
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.
Food formulations to use new allergen-free apple?
Food makers looking to slice potential allergens from their food
formulations will benefit from a new allergen-free apple designed
by researchers in The Netherlands, reports Lindsey Partos.
Food allergy scientists to improve food formulations
Food makers using potential food allergens in their formulations
will benefit from the findings of a new food consortium, reports
Fermentation method cuts peanut allergens?
As Europe prepares for tougher rules on allergen labelling, a new
study could help food makers by slicing away the allergenicity of
peanut products, reports Lindsey Partos.
Biotrace launches two new allergen testing kits
UK-based Biotrace International has launched two allergen testing
kits for detecting egg and peanut traces in food.
Study urges food industry to multiply peanut testing
With the US food allergy bill deadline approaching, a new study has
found that food industry peanut testing kits are around 95 per cent
accurate when used together.
Lupin flour and allergic reactions, case building continues
High protein source lupin flour continues to attract attention
following new reports that this food ingredient used in pasta and
bread products could provoke severe allergic reactions, reports
RSSL extends food allergen tracking test to slash risk
In light of tougher allergen label rules food makers eager to slash
the risk of potentially harmful food allergens in their product
range may welcome the expansion of its testing portfolio, says UK
laboratory Reading Scientific Services,...