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Benedict Blythe Foundation publishes REACT report 20th March 2024

Well done to Benedict Blythe Foundation for publishing their REACT report on the subject of allergies in schools.

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COMING SOON…. ‘Allergy Aware’ a news-style programme hitting your screens in October! 19th March 2024

We’re thrilled to announce that we are partnering with ITN Business to produce an upcoming news-style programme ‘Allergy Aware’, launching on 1st October to coincide with Anaphylaxis Awareness Week.

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SPOTLIGHT ON… Helen Evans Howells, Chair of the Anaphylaxis UK’s Clinical and Scientific Panel 15th March 2024

As Healthcare Science Week draws to a close, we thought it would be a great time to sit down with Dr Helen Evans Howells, the Chair of our Clinical and Scientific Panel, to find out a bit more about her role with Anaphylaxis UK.

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Tips for an allergy-safe Easter with the family 13th March 2024

Easter can be an opportunity for playing games, making decorations and enjoying chocolates and other treats. Whether you have children with allergies or you’re hosting a gathering for those who do, here you’ll find allergy-safe ideas so that everyone can join in the fun.

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Susan Jebb to step down as Chair of the UK FSA 5th March 2024

The Chair of the UK Food Standards Agency, Professor Susan Jebb, has announced that she will step down on 30 June 2024, when her three-year term of office comes to an end.

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Over half of people allergic to animal-based products wrongly assume food labelled as vegan is safe to eat  5th March 2024

New figures released by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) show that a worrying number of people who are allergic to animal-based products, such as egg, milk or fish, are unaware that foods labelled vegan or plant-based can still contain traces of ‘animal’ allergens, putting them at risk of an allergic reaction.

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Managing cow’s-milk protein allergy in infants and children. Updates from 2023 4th March 2024

The World Allergy Organization and European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition both updated their guidelines for managing cow’s milk protein allergy in infants and children in 2022-2023. This paper in Global Pediatrics summarises the main points of these new guidelines and the debates around some of them.

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Introducing Tracey Dunn, our new Education and AllergyWise Manager 22nd February 2024

We’re delighted to welcome Tracey Dunn to the Anaphylaxis UK Team as our Education and AllergyWise Manager.

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Home bakery in Northern Ireland is fined for mislabelling cake that contained peanuts 19th February 2024

A home bakery in Northern Ireland has been fined for mislabelling a carrot cake with a generic “may contain nuts” label when the recipe contained peanuts. A customer with a peanut allergy had an allergic reaction after eating the cake which was serious enough to require a trip to A&E.

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