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Increase in children’s allergy services in the UK 17th August 2022

A comprehensive survey of children’s allergy services in the UK has found that the number of clinics and appointments have increased but that services vary too widely across the country.  Researchers contacted UK hospitals to find out what allergy services

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New guidelines to help patients with Pollen Food Syndrome 17th August 2022

The British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) has announced the publication of the BSACI Guideline for the diagnosis and management of Pollen Food Syndrome/Oral Allergy Syndrome. Pollen Food Syndrome (PFS), also known as Oral Allergy Syndrome, is a

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A New Practical Guidance on the Application of Food Allergen Quantitative Risk Assessment Published 15th August 2022

The Expert Group on ‘Food Allergen Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA)’ have produced guidance to help harmonise the data gathering process for food allergen risk assessments and aid with their implementation. The Guidance aims to promote consistency in documentation, decision making

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Bee Allergy Aware 19th July 2022

We have launched our new Bee Allergy Aware campaign to encourage the public to learn more about bee and wasp sting allergy and how to keep themselves safe. As we all spend more time outdoors, bee and wasp stings become

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Summer festivals with allergies 19th July 2022

Summertime in the UK for many people means one thing… festivals! It’s exciting to see festivals are returning to our calendars. We know that festivals are a time to let loose and listen to some of your favourite artists in

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Serious allergies in the hot weather 14th July 2022

Anaphylaxis UK helping you to keep your adrenaline cool. The hot weather brings additional challenges to those with serious allergies who carry adrenaline auto-injectors. Adrenaline is the first line of treatment for serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). It is available on

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£1.5m grant for local authorities to implement food labelling laws 13th July 2022

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and The Food Standards Agency (FSA) have announced a grant to help local authorities enforce new food labelling laws. Businesses already had to ensure foods pre-packaged off site showed a full

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Promising results as Viaskin Peanut trial in peanut-allergic toddlers concludes 14th June 2022

A recent trial by DBV Technologies has produced promising results for very young children with peanut allergies and their families. The trial assessed whether Viaskin Peanut – an immunotherapy skin patch – was safe, and if it worked for children

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FSA approves fully refined corn (maize) oil as temporary substitute for sunflower oil 1st June 2022

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has updated its guidance on which oils may be used as a substitute for sunflower oil, in light of the continuing supply issues caused by the conflict in Ukraine. The FSA previously advised that fully

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