Food allergies – Leaving no one behind
Food allergies may impact only parts of the world’s population, but that impact can be lethal. It is, therefore, extremely important that food labels contain sufficient information to enable allergic people to avoid the risks of allergic reactions. National contexts can differ in terms of predominance of food allergies and, thus, investigation is necessary within countries to understand what foods should be labelled, and determine the allowable quantities of food allergens, including those that are considered dangerous, that may unintentionally be present in foods.
Fuente de Información: FAO. 2021. Food allergies – Leaving no one behind. Food safety technical toolkit for Asia and the Pacific No. 4. Bangkok.