|Management of food allergy is still thwarted by lack of evidence, both in preventing food allergy and protecting those who are already allergic (ca. 20 million Europeans). Integrated Approaches to Food Allergen and Allergy Risk Management (iFAAM) is the latest in a series of EU-funded projects exploring food allergy and how it can be better managed.|
iFAAM has developed evidence-based approaches and tools for management of allergens in food, and integrating knowledge from these in food allergy management plans and better dietary advice. Together, these will reduce the burden of food allergies in Europe and beyond, whilst enabling the European food industry to compete in the global market place. In Europe, the food industry is largely composed of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with little knowledge or expertise in food allergen management. Thus, a major objective of iFAAM is to develop tools and resources to support manufacturers as well as providing information for consumers and healthcare practitioners. For more information visit the project website.
This site (e-iFAAM), hosted by MoniQA) comprises a toolkit including guidelines and other resources to help SMEs understand more about food allergens and how these can be better managed to benefit citizens and businesses.