Presentation on theme: "Cross Contact. What is a Food Allergy? Immunological response to food (allergic reaction). Food allergy is the leading cause of serious allergic reaction."— Presentation transcript:
What is a Food Allergy? Immunological response to food (allergic reaction). Food allergy is the leading cause of serious allergic reaction.
Adverse Reactions to Foods
Major Food Allergens
Common Food Allergies In adults: Shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts (walnuts), fish, eggs, wheat, soy. In children: Eggs, milk, peanuts, soy. Tree nuts and peanuts can cause deadly food allergy reactions called anaphylaxis!
What is “Cross Contact”? This happens when an “un-safe” food allergen accidentally comes in contact with an allergen “safe” food. As a result, the safe food contains small amounts of the allergen and could cause a reaction in persons who are sensitive.
Examples of Cross Contact in home
Examples of Cross Contact in Restaurants
Avoiding Cross- Contact 1- Washing, rins and sanitize cookware,utensil and equipment. 2-Wash hands and change gloves 3-Use seprate cookware and equipment 4- Labelling & Packaging
References : 4- Food Allergy: An Overview U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved from 3- Joneja, J. V Dietary Management of Food Allergens and Intolerances: A Comprehensive Guide 2nd Edition.J. A. Hall Publications LTD. Vancouver. 2- From: 1-National food safty education month