Two new publications emerging from AllerGen-funded research provide insight into the relationship between precautionary allergen labelling (PAL – usually employing “may contain…” statements) and the actual allergen content of various Canadian foodstuffs. PAL is widely used in food industries. However, …

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An international panel of food allergy experts and stakeholders has published evidence-informed recommendations for managing food allergies in childcare centres and schools. Published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the research offers guidance for personnel training, stock epinephrine, …

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L to R: Drs Hein Tun & Anita Kozyrskyj (photo taken pre-COVID) New research published in the journal Gastroenterology has found an association between caesarean-section (C-section) birth and intestinal microbiota changes and peanut sensitivity in infants. The study also found the effect to …

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New research by AllerGen investigators Drs. Manel Jordana and Susan Waserman and their team at McMaster University has demonstrated that blocking a key pathway involved in the allergic response can fully protect against anaphylaxis. The article was published online in …

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CHILD Cohort Study has found that babies exposed to household chemicals known as phthalates in their first year of life are at greater risk of developing asthma and recurrent wheeze. The risk of asthma by age five was four times …

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Eating eggs daily during pregnancy is associated with a child’s risk of developing food allergies, according to preliminary research from the CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD). Using data from over 3,400 Canadian mothers and their babies, the researchers found that children …

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