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Hundreds of articles, research and conference reports on every aspect of food allergy and intolerance and the many healthy conditions related to food.


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Tesco will donate 10p from the sale of every Tesco Free From product to the Natasha Allergy Research Foundation during World Allergy Week (28th June – 4th July). The money raised will go towards establishing a research centre at the University of Southampton to find a cure for allergies. The Foundation was set up by the parents of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who died in 2016 after an allergic reaction to a Pret baguette.


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'Between late January and early March this year, the Food Standards Agency conducted a welcome open consultation on the proposed updating of their Allergen Labelling Technical Guidance... to reflect new allergen labelling requirements for PPDS foods (i.e. Pre-Packed for Direct Sale foods) — popularly known as Natasha’s Law. The FSA have today published a summary of stakeholder comments and their own responses to each.' So says Alex Gazzola on an excellent blog covering the findings and proposals. Read on...


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Over 200 products from 120 brands have made the shortlist of the ninth annual FreeFrom Skincare Awards – dedicated to celebrating cosmetics ‘free from’ many of the ingredients which some consumers need to or want to avoid.
Leading the way with six shortlisted products each are Tropic – overall Champions back in 2014 for their Smoothing Cleanser – and first-time participant Codex Beauty. See here for the full list.


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Ninety classic Italian recipes from Italian food guru, Anna del Conte – but, thanks to discreet amendments by freefrom expert, Michelle Berriedale-Johnson – all are gluten free and most either are, or can be, milk free. Soups, pasta dishes, rice and pulse dishes vegetable dishes, salads and desserts including Smoked salmon and pesto sauce for seaweed spaghetti….  Risotto with asparagus…. Plums in wine syrup with rosemary…. Available from Amazon.


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Interactive Zoominar on maximising the benefits of winning an award – and whether Zoominars are the future of networking workshops.


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Jane Dean, who runs the Breath for Life hyperbaric oxygen chamber charity (seen here) argues that the lockdown is causing unjustifiable hardship in many areas of health and that a more nuanced approach should be taken to the closure of medical facilities that are not dealing with COVID 19.


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Dr Bill Frankland,'the grandfather of allergy' has died aged 108 – and still working... Having trained with Sir Alexander Fleming, working on penicillin and survived three years in a Japanese prisoner of war camp he returned to England to work in St Mary's hospital. Here he focused on hay-fever and pollen research, setting up the daily pollen count now used worldwide to help hay fever sufferers and clinicians. See the BBC report, a CNN article which carries some interesting pictures and a BSACI assessment of his life.


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A new app developed by King's College, Guy's & St Thomas Hospitals and the NHS allowing everyone to monitor and report on their health daily, whether well or ill. This data will help researchers identify high risk areas, who is most at risk (by better understanding symptoms linked to underlying health conditions) and how fast the virus is spreading in your area. Takes 1 minute per day to self report. Download the app here.


PurseHistamine Intolerance – The Cookbook

An enthusiastic review from Allergy Insight who has, in his time, tested a number of the recipes! Check out that Flageolet, Chestnut and Cardamom Stew – or Tuna Matchsticks with Celery and Savoy cabbage...
Buy as an ebook in the US or as a print book in the US; as an ebook in the UK or as a print book in the UK.