Allergies

The natural history of food allergies has changed during the last two decades in the severity of clinical manifestations. Pic: Getty/AndreyPopov

Mead Johnson wants more parents taking ‘allergic action’

By Beth Newhart

Food allergies are on the rise in children, creating allergen-free public areas, food products and school policies to manage those that are life-threatening. Cow's milk allergy is common in babies and can potentially lead to other intolerances without...

'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.