Food Allergens


Food Allergens

Allergens are proteins that cause abnormal immune responses like sneezing, a runny nose, or coughing. The most common allergens are nuts, some fruits, shellfish, soy, eggs, and milk, etc.


Although there is no cure for food allergens, products that are at a high risk of causing an allergic reaction can be easily avoided. Additionally, there are medicines available with the capacity to alleviate allergy symptoms.

14 allergens must be declared to the consumers in accordance with Turkish food law. They are a crucial issue in the food industry. Firms have to make clear the possible allergen warnings on product packaging. For products without packaging, 14 allergens must be warned against wherever said products are sold. In some cases, the customer is required to query the vendor for allergy information. Some of these food products could result in undesirable health consequences, yet these may not be necessarily allergy symptoms, in said situations consumers are responsible for their own food choices.


SOURCES:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/allergies/
http://allergenbureau.net/food-allergens/