Eating Out With A Food Allergy
Choosing a restaurant is no longer a simple process. A study released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies among children increased roughly 50% between 1997 and 2011. When dining out one has to be careful given that an estimated 17 million Europeans have a food allergy, and hospital admissions for severe reactions in children have risen seven-fold over the past decade, according to the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI). A food allergies reaction occurs at least once every 3 minutes. This reaction can range from a mild response (i.e., an itchy mouth) to a severe and possible fatal reaction.
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