Allergies can occur from a number of different sources, ranging from pollens, medication, pets and even food. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system reacts to a substance that is normally harmless. A reaction to a food is your body’s immune system reacting to a particular protein found in food.
In Australia, there are 10 declared allergens that must be declared on all packaged food as a warning statement. They are:
• Sesame seeds
• Tree nuts
Allergic reactions can be severe and even fatal. If you are eating out, ensure that you disclose your allergy to the staff at the food premises.
For more information please visit Allergy Facts