Journal article

Anaphylaxis to foods purchased from food establishments in Australia

Giovanni A Zurzolo, Dianne E Campbell, Maria Said, Rachel L Peters, Shyamali C Dharmage

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

AIM: Food establishments that sell non-packaged foods are not required to have a food label directly on the food product detailing the ingredients. This practice could increase the risk of anaphylaxis among individuals with food allergy. The aim of the study is to understand whether anaphylaxis occurs commonly in individuals with food allergy as a consequence of eating food products purchased from food establishments. METHODS: We undertook an anonymous on-line cross-sectional survey of food allergic individuals over a 9-month period. Anaphylaxis was defined as reported symptoms consistent with the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy definition of anaphylaxis. RESULTS: A t..

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Funding Acknowledgements

GA Zurzolo is supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from the NHMRC-funded Centre for Food and Allergy Research (CFAR). RL Peters is supported by an NHMRC Fellowship.