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Food Allergies

Food allergies take high toll on Hong Kong children

Percentage of children under 15 years old with allergies

More Hong Kong children suffer from severe allergic reactions than the international average, the first large-scale study on food allergies shows.

Tuesday, 29 January, 2013, 8:58am

Allergy sufferers to benefit from mobile phone testing device

The iTube detects allergens in food as accurately as if tested in a lab.

Finding out if the food you're eating contains anything you're allergic to could soon be as easy as turning on your mobile phone.

18 Dec 2012 - 8:48am

HK kids most allergy-prone in the region

Hong Kong children are much less prone to food allergies than those in North America but are still twice as likely to be sufferers than others in Southeast Asia, a study has found.

The Chinese University study found that nearly three out of 100 children in Hong Kong have food allergies, with shrimp being the most common allergy.

20 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Food labels failing allergy victims

Producers are still failing to provide accurate lists of ingredients to warn consumers their products may contain traces of nuts that can trigger potentially deadly allergic reactions, despite having almost three years to introduce new packaging, the Consumer Council said yesterday.

16 May 2007 - 12:00am

Allergy awareness isn't easy to crack

Hong Kong general practitioner Lindsey Macdonald says people need to become more aware of the risk of nut allergies because - although a deadly reaction is rare - the number of such cases is on the rise globally.

'Sometimes, a person can't even be in the same room as a peanut, because of the scent from it,' she says.

8 Aug 2005 - 12:00am