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A special word is needed in the case of lupin. Researchers have demonstrated that people with peanut allergy are at some risk of developing allergy to lupin – both foods belonging to the legume family. If we begin to see an increase in lupin-containing foods in the UK, the incidence of allergic reactions may also rise. Symptoms can be severe.

 

 

You may also be interested in the following sections:

 

Food allergy – definition, prevalence and symptoms

Peanuts – a special case?

Other food allergens

Why is food allergy increasing?

Getting help if you have a food allergy

 

Send your questions to: david.reading@foodallergy-support.com

Food allergens that must be declared

European law requires the compulsory labelling of 13 allergens, plus sulphites, whenever they appear in pre-packed food. These are:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Among these allergens there are regional variations. For example, mustard allergy is rare in the UK but more common in other European countries, such as France. Celery is a common cause of oral symptoms among adults in Switzerland, France and Germany.

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