Hilarious Musical Video:  The Challenges of Food Sensitivities

Hilarious Musical Video: The Challenges of Food Sensitivities

Happy Friday everyone! If you have a food allergy or sensitivity this video will put a smile on your face. PS: Don’t forget to download our new iPhone app for discovering gluten and other allergens in your food. Get Fooducated … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Disappearing Lactose

The Mystery of the Disappearing Lactose

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS The only sugar in milk is lactose, a sugar that some people have trouble digesting. All of the lactose is in the fat free portion, not in the milk fat. At a higher … Continue reading

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Gluten, Food Allergies and Intolerances in the U.S. [Infographic]

Gluten, Food Allergies and Intolerances in the U.S. [Infographic]

- click to enlarge – We recently released our Allergy & Gluten Free Scanner app, and you were the first to hear about it here on the blog. Yesterday, we formally announced the app in a press release: Based on … Continue reading

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Food Allergies Are Expensive

Food Allergies Are Expensive

A recent article from Reuters tallies up the annual cost of food allergies in the US at half a billion dollars. Doctor visits, hospital care, and lost work days due to food allergies come with an annual $500 million price … Continue reading

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Food Labels not Helping People with Allergies

Food Labels not Helping People with Allergies

Image via Wikipedia Although food labels let consumers to learn about what they are eating, most spend only a few seconds if it all, browsing the available information. There is a large group of people though, for whom the labels … Continue reading

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Killer in the Kitchen – Undeclared Allergens in Packaged Foods

Killer in the Kitchen – Undeclared Allergens in Packaged Foods

Every year, 30,000 people are rushed to the emergency room because of an allergic reaction to food. Some 150 die, a high percentage are kids. In many cases, despite special care taken not to consume any product suspected to contain … Continue reading

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1862 – 2014: A Brief History of Food and Nutrition Labeling

1862 – 2014: A Brief History of Food and Nutrition Labeling

In the early 13th century, the king of England proclaimed the first food regulatory law, the Assize of Bread, which prohibited bakers from mixing ground peas and beans into bread dough. Ever since, it has been a cat and mouse game between the food industry and the public (fast forward to China 2008 – melamine in milk powder anybody?). In the US, food regulation dates back to early colonial times. Here is a brief overview of the last 150 years of government and industry food regulation: Continue reading

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