See also: Articles about Food Allergies
ALLERGIES, FOOD ALLERGIES
The true prevalence of food allergy in the U.S. is not as great as the public perceives it to be. According to the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology (AAAI) estimates for 2006 suggest that food allergy of all types affects about 4% of the total population, with prevalence in children generally higher than that for adults.
About 90% of food allergies in the US and in many other parts of the world derive from milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat and soy. Diagnosis of food allergy, including allergies to nuts, can be problematic because no single laboratory test available today can conclusively confirm that a person will exhibit clinical symptoms in response to consumption of a suspect food.
Although allergies can be life threatening for some people, for most people with food allergies, symptoms that occur after consuming the offending food are merely annoying such as a runny nose or itchy skin.
& COOKING CLASSES
From Amateur & Basic Cooking Classes to Professional Chef Training & Degrees - Associates, Bachelors & Masters - More than 1,000 schools & classes listed for all 50 States, Online and Worldwide
FOOD TRIVIA and FOOD FACTS
Please feel free to link to any pages of FoodReference.com from your website.
For permission to use any of this content please E-mail: [email protected]
All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2019 James T. Ehler and www.FoodReference.com unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.
Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright.
Please take the time to request permission.
FoodReference.com (since 1999)
FOOD TRIVIA and FOOD FACTS SECTION