Food allergy – the facts

This section contains background information that will provide a firm basis for the development of an in-depth understanding of food allergy. Knowing the basic facts will help food companies as they embark on assessing risk and setting up effective allergen controls.


In addition, people with food allergy in the family will be guided to excellent sources of help.


Click on any of the following sections.


Food allergy – definition, prevalence and symptoms

Food allergens that must be declared on the label

Peanuts – a special case?

Other food allergens

Why is food allergy increasing?

Getting help if you have a food allergy

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