Australia has one of the highest reported incidences of food allergies in the world, and the numbers are growing at an alarming rate. In fact, one in 10 babies born in Australia today will develop a food allergy.
An allergic reaction can quickly become life threatening and people can die from food allergy. While the risk cannot be removed, it can be managed. Food allergies are different from food intolerances and involve an antibody response to a food, causing a cascade of symptoms. Any food can potentially cause an allergic reaction, there are eight foods which cause 90% of food allergies and these are milk, soy, egg, peanut, tree nuts, fish, shellfish and wheat.
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Food Allergy Awareness Week runs from 11th of May until 18th of May