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Food allergy information and deriving action levels for use

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 08 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7208
  1. Chun-Han Chan, senior scientific officer1,
  2. Sue Hattersley, head1
  1. 1Food Allergy Branch, Chemical Services Division, Food Standards Agency, London WC2B 6NH, UK
  1. chun-han.chan{at}

We agree that consumers with food allergies need clear information about the risks of allergens being accidently present in food,1 but changes to existing practices must be based on robust scientific evidence.

The Food Standards Agency has been working with a range of experts to review the current evidence, …

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