Category: Start / Food Allergies & Intolerances (A&I)
This section links to web resources regarding food allergies and intolerances. Particular attention is given to celiac disease and lactase deficiency but also to other "other" known food allergens coming from both natural and man made sources.
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DRAFT REPORT (2005) Prepared by the Threshold Working Group which deals with the important issue of establishing thresholds for major food allergens and for gluten in food. (English)
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Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) provides support, information and assistance to people affected by Celiac Disease/Dermatitis Herpetiformis (CD/DH). CDF increases awareness among the general public and works closely to health care professionals: (English).
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The Celiac Sprue Association a United States of America, Inc. has developped this site for celiacs, their families and professionals interested in celiac disease [CD] [nontropical sprue], dermatitis herpetiformis [DH], and the gluten-free diet (English).
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Detecting the presence of undeclared food allergens and avoiding allergen cross-contact are among the food processing industry's greatest challenges. The Food Allergy Research & Resource Program (FARRP) headquartered at The Food Processing Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln--is helping the food industry address these challenges. (English).
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An excellent starting point to know more about food and non food related allergies and intolerances from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. This basic and essential information also contains links and addresses to discover more: (English).
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Food allergy affects up to 5% of children and up to 2% of adults. The diagnosis of food allergy significantly affects the daily life of affected individuals. This site is devoted to information on food allergy based on curent medical knowledge. (English, Français).
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The links below represent a diverse array of information that may be of interest to this site's users. They are being provided for informational purposes only and are intended to help users find a variety of information on this subject. They do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Foodborne Illness Education Information Center: (English)
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Managing Food Allergen Risks: A Guide for Manufacturers from the
Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Dairy and Food Inspection Division: (English).
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The most common disaccharidase deficiency, reduced or absent lactase activity in the intestinal mucosa, usually due to an inherited defect in the enzyme but sometimes secondary to disorders involving the small intestinal mucosa. The hereditary adult form, an autosomal recessive trait, is the normal state in most populations other than white Northern Europeans and may be characterized by abdominal pain, flatulence, and diarrhea after ingestion of milk (lactose intolerance); the rare hereditary congenital form, an autosomal recessive trait, is characterized by diarrhea, vomiting, and failure to thrive (congenital lactose intolerance). Fact sheet by the Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus Foundation: NDI (English).
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The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) was established in 1991. and now stands at more than 26,000 worldwide and includes families, dietitians, nurses, physicians, school staff, representatives from government agencies, and the food and pharmaceutical industries.
FAAN serves as the communication link between the patient and others.
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