Food allergens — food safety hazard
Food allergens have appeared in the last two decades as a concealed form of threat which significantly endangers public health, and their labelling on food products, drinks, and non pre-packed gastro-products is clearly defined by legal regulations. Food allergy is a life-threatening chronic condition that substantially impairs quality of life. Food allergies constitute a significant public health problem that affects children and adults and is a considerable burden on health, medical systems and emerging economies. Appropriately managing food allergies has become an issue for the food industry because of the rising number of individuals with food allergies.