Here is our news roundup, the top sections shows Press Report, if you scroll down you’ll find treatment news and other bits we think are interesting!
Eating out is always an issue for those with health problems, but this report showing 20% of food sampled was contaminated with known allergens is truly shocking.
More examples of schools not coping with allergies. It’s really not hard for professional caterers to produce lunch for kids with allergies. It’s an issue of ‘will’, not ability.
Here we go again. Another avoidable death. Allergy Tsar is really needed to sort this out.
Gut bacteria continues to be at the forefront of research. Transplants look like an option for the future. We can only hope!
Article discusses the link between allergies and baby eczema.
Great video from the BBC
Another tragic death – Owen Carey – after eating a burger at Byron. We can only hope for change in the law to make eating out safe for everyone after the coroner ruled that staff mislead Mr Carey during the ordering process.
Sadly the hospitality industry doesn’t seem so keen to change;
Growth in the catering industry is an issue – maybe this article https://www.hospitalityandcateringnews.com/2019/11/bakery-holding-uk-foodservice-vegan-showing-growth/ discussing the growth in vegan bakery compared to traditional bakery is, forgive me, food for thought for the industry.
More issues in the catering world – Nutella undeclared in Hot Chocolate.
Glad to see the FSA looking into improved reporting of allergic reactions in restaurants, but we need to implement better reporting of, and tracking of, allergic reactions before more people die.
After the terrible death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse Pret have introduced full labelling
New treatment hope for those with severe asthma.
More advice about food introduction at a young age reducing allergies; this definitely seems to be the way advice is moving.
So immunology is a treatment, not a cure? Rats.
New treatment options being explored for Eczema sufferers – interesting stuff! Targeting the cells that cause inflammation. More studies needed, but fingers crossed we have new treatment options in the future.
Good news for peanut allergy suffers, fingers crossed!
Very interesting post from Dr Adam Fox about the link between asthma and severe allergies
Another good reason for labelling!