FOOD ALLERGIES IN THE NEWS
For the past two decades, food allergies have become more and more common, with up to six per cent of children in New Zealand having food allergies, many of whom have a severe food allergy and are at risk of anaphylaxis. Eggs, cow’s milk and peanuts are the most common causes of allergic food reactions. Unlike allergies to cow’s milk and chicken eggs, which often disappear after a few years, children
generally do not outgrow allergies to peanuts.