The Food Allergy Concise Monograph clarifies the differences between allergenic hypersensitivity reactions and other adverse reactions to food. It describes the symptoms and syndromes associated with adverse reactions to food, and the currently available analytical and clinical tools used to discriminate between them. The monograph also explains the biological mechanisms involved in food allergy. The impact of food processing, cross-reactivity between allergens, and allergen thresholds in the elicitation of allergenic reactions to food are discussed, along with dietary exclusion and food labelling practices as aspects in food allergy risk management.
This concise monograph is intended as a resource for health professionals, regulatory authorities and individuals involved in research into food allergy and adverse reactions to food.