food allergies information

Each year, millions of Americans have allergic reactions to food. Although most food allergies cause relatively mild and minor symptoms, some food allergies can cause severe reactions, and may even be life-threatening. There is no cure for food allergies. Strict avoidance of food allergens—and early recognition and management of allergic reactions to food—are important measures to prevent serious health consequences.

Here are some key facts about food allergy:

  • People suffering severe reactions need emergency expert help from a trained paramedic, usually with injectable adrenaline.
  • In the UK, about ten people die every year from food-induced anaphylaxis.
  • There are also about 1,500 asthma deaths, some of which might be triggered by food allergy.
  • For those at greatest risk, the tiniest trace of food allergen can trigger severe symptoms and, in some cases, cause fatal or near-fatal symptoms.
  • Many of those who die or suffer ‘near miss’ reactions had no idea that they were at risk. Those who are aware of the risk can find the day-to-day unpredictability of living with food allergy risks stressful.
  • Teenagers and young adults seem to be at particular risk of severe reactions.
  • Many people with a food allergy also have asthma, which can make food reactions more severe if it’s not controlled by regular medication.

Which foods can cause allergy?

  • In Europe, food allergens are monitored and assessed by clinical and scientific experts through the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). They advise on which foods need to be labelled on pre-packed foods.
  • Annex II of the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation No.1169/2011 lists 14 food allergens that must always be labelled in pre-packed and non-prepacked foods.
  • Foods that need to be labelled on pre-packed foods when used as ingredients are:
    • Cereals containing gluten, namely: wheat (such as spelt and Khorasan wheat), rye, barley, oats
    • Crustaceans for example prawns, crabs, lobster, crayfish
    • Eggs
    • Fish
    • Peanuts
    • Soybeans
    • Milk
    • Nuts; namely almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, pecan nuts, Brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia (or Queensland) nuts
    • Celery (including celeriac)
    • Mustard
    • Sesame
    • Sulphur dioxide/sulphites, where added and at a level above 10mg/kg in the finished product. This can be used as a preservative in dried fruit
    • Lupin which includes lupin seeds and flour and can be found in types of bread, pastries and pasta
    • Molluscs like clams, mussels, whelks, oysters, snails and squid

I Hate Allergies


  1. Skatersoull says:

    i have the same allergie,, every morning -.-“

  2. feedbarrel10 says:

    I don’t mean to be rude actually I do I don’t care if you don’t like what I’m about to say (it’s a free country) but I don’t have alerrgies and I take that very personally what the crap how can u have allergies at least I don’t have to deal with them but not everyone is born with allergies so deal with it

  3. luishawk1 says:

    Hahaha thats happens when u can’t sleep and start to listen electronic music and things like that hahaha, about sneeze that happen to me sometime too xD

  4. schaefshootr says:

    Burry, what happened to this girl! lol bring her back!!! LOL

  5. @feedbarrel10 You don’t have allergies, but you need some damn punctuation instead. And don’t take trivial thinks such as how you don’t have allergies and Strawburry17 complains about her allergies so seriously.

  6. hoodfresh64 says:

    rofl i love nightcore and i hate allergies too i sneeze every morning roflz

  7. feedbarrel10 says:

    W7j93w0 if you want to message everyperson that comments on this video and correct them u need to get a life cuz I’m living mine I’m not on YouTube correcting pol and this is a free country I can say whatever I want and you can’t do crap about it so jerk off

  8. zombielover3730 says:

    Bless you x 7. =)

  9. mtflesh22 says:

    I cant stop watching this video, my favorite video by far!

  10. liamdascombe says:


    you actually make no sense what so ever.
    basically, your complaining about not having to deal with allergies?

  11. koanibigfan says:

    i did that last night the only difference is i didnt make it to school

  12. cingle2004jp says:

    Allegie est de l’infraction mineure ou petite delinquance

  13. theamazinglorinnXD says:

    when i watched this video it made me laugh so hard when you sneezes. but i know what you mean its so annoying bc im the same way.

  14. michiyo91 says:

    your chewing gum…that might be the little boost of sugar that helped you be that way so early in the morning. lol. 😀

  15. i love you shirt lol a frog and a rainbow oh and the frog has glasses makes me laugh.

  16. i love your shirt the frog and a rainbow and the frog has glasses it makes me laugh.

  17. I hate allergies too :/

  18. twilightrock1 says:

    whats that song called

  19. flipchick2595 says:

    Another night Another dream – La Bouche 😀

  20. @twilightrock1 its called another night by nightcore

  21. PopVlog15 says:

    Or however you spell that xD

  22. PopcornTelefon says:

    the 5,6,7,8’s ! haha, love ’em^^ i hate springtime cuz i always get these stinkin allergies.i hate flowers.

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