With claims that more than a third of Australians are living with a food allergy, intolerance or lifestyle-led dietary preference (AIL), one company believes there is a need for a more streamlined way to help diners choose where and what to eat. A new Melbourne-based technology business, TLRT Foods (pronounced tolerate), is set to look … Continue reading New app helps find allergens on restaurant menus
Scientists who tested a shopping trolley-sized collection of food imported from Asia have found that nearly half of the samples were contaminated with potentially deadly, undeclared allergens. Professor Andreas Lopata, head of James Cook University’s Molecular Allergy Research Laboratory led the study and said the findings were alarming. After fellow Australian Institute of Tropical Health … Continue reading Unlabelled allergens rife in imported food
Food labelling – it can be a minefield. In an era of food allergens, many imported products, as well as a bevy of health and safety regulations, food and beverage manufacturers have their work cut out for them to make sure they create products that meet a wide range of food regulations. It’s something not lost … Continue reading The importance of food and beverage labelling
A free, potentially life-saving online food allergy training program for cooks and chefs, funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, has today been launched by the National Allergy Strategy, a partnership between the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA). Developed in conjunction with chefs and cooks … Continue reading Free food allergy e-training program designed for cooks and chefs
A food safety certification and training organisation says the record spike in food recalls within Australia – up 45 per cent in 2018, compared with 2017 – is more than just back luck. It is likely a result of poor training, poor controls, and a lack of accountability – or a more concerning underlying problem … Continue reading Recalls on the rise: five signs of a lagging food safety culture
Approximately 220-250 million people globally suffer from food allergies, an increase of 350 per cent over the past 20 years.
Lupin has been added to the list of nine allergens that must be declared on food labels, following consideration by ministers responsible for food regulation.