Coping With Feeding Difficulties In Children With Allergies

For parents of food allergic children mealtimes can be a daily problem. But a dose of expert knowledge can go a long way. At AAA:s invitation, Assistant Psychologist Lucy Spicer and Paediatric Dietitian Rebecca Brocklehurst, from the Children's Allergy Service, Evelina London Children's Hospital, took to the stage in the Learning Theatre of the [...]

The Facts About Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy

Good advice from Kiran Tiwana, Paediatric Allergy Dietitian, Children's Allergy Service, St Thomas' Hospital, London. Cow's milk protein allergy is uncommon in adults with an estimated prevalence of approximately 1 adult in 200. (Woods RK et al 2002). It occurs when the body's immune system reacts to proteins found in milk. Allergic reactions can be immediate, so within [...]

Food Standard Agency Symposium 2020 – a vision for the future of the food hypersensitive consumer. Notes on the presentation from Michelle Berridale-Johnson

Welcome – an overview Heather Hancock, Chair FSA. The aim of the Food Standards Agency's programmes is to improve the quality of life for the two million people who have to live with food allergies – and the nearly 5 million people who live with food intolerances. A job which is very much worth [...]

2020-04-07T09:40:47+00:00March 2020|Food, Food Allergies, News|0 Comments

OPTION FOUR FOR NATASHA’S LAW

Better labelling needed to save lives says Nadim Ednan-Laperouse Our daughter Natasha died after eating a baguette sandwich purchased at Pret a Manger, Heathrow Airport in July 2016.  The bread had sesame seeds baked into the dough that were not mentioned on the label.  This lack of information failed to give what would have [...]

The Food Standard Agency are seeking your views on allergen labelling

The consultation launched on 25 January and will run for nine weeks. The main issue is the rule concerning foods prepacked for direct sale which are currently not required to carry allergen information. Consumers could assume the absence of allergen information on food packaging means the food does not contain allergens, which may not [...]

2019-01-31T12:19:23+00:00January 2019|Food, Labelling, Legislation, News|0 Comments