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Could genetically modified plants be beneficial for people with allergies?
On the 17th of June, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) organised a workshop on the allergenicity assessment of genetically modified plants, gathering over 80 international experts. Following t ...

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EFA Members news (April 2015)
This month patients associations have mobilized at national level through a wide variety of activities to raise awareness about allergy (UK), indoor air quality in schools (Sweden), asthma (Finland),  ...

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Food labelling
Food is an essential for human life, and is the easiest way to maintain and improve our health condition. However, food allergy is not rare: 1 in 5 Europeans suffer from food reactions and 7 million E ...

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EU Policy update (December 2014)
Despite many positive concerns showed by the European Union on the matter of public health and patients’ safety, the biggest and most worrying news of December is that the National Emission Ceilings ( ...

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EU Policy update (November 2014)
European Commission structural changes affecting public health The new European Commission has started its work as from the 1st November launching the final decision on the organisation of responsib ...

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Press Release: Better food labelling is key to save lives
Better food labelling is key to save lives from food allergy reactions in Europe EU measures on food labelling will improve allergen information but challenges remain Brussels, 2nd October 2014 –A ...

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EU Policy update (Summer 2014)
New leaders of the European Institutions We left you before the summer break with updates on the composition of the new European Parliament coming out from the elections of May 2014. As from July, i ...

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EFA's Food Labelling event at the European Parliament
Eating safely: round-table on European best practices on allergens labelling ahead of the entry into force of the Food Information to Consumers regulation On 24th September, from 15h00 to 17h30 ...

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Press Release: EFA event on EU innovative research
Patient involvement is a key for the success of EU innovative research for chronic diseases EFA event at the European Parliament Brussels, 23 June 2014 – Patients’ representatives from more than 2 ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Industry Guidance on Food Allergens has to be improved!
The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients' Associations (EFA) welcomes the launch of FoodDrinkEurope Guidance on Food Allergen Management, but some improvements are essential. S ...

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FIC and Food Labelling
The only independent conference bringing together all the main stakeholders from major EU countries for an unbiased discussion on the future of food and drink legislation. More information here.
May contains/contains food allergen labelling needs improvement
The adoption of the new EU regulation on the provision of food information to consumers by the European Parliament and the Council of the EU was welcomed by EFA as a positive step to enhance the prote ...

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EFA "May Contain/Contains" Food Allergen Labelling Event
Location:   European Parliament - Jòzsef Antall (JAN) building, 6Q1 room Date:   Wednesday, 19th September, 2012 from 18:00 to 20:30 Hosting MEP:  Mrs.Renate SOMMER MEP (r ...

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EFA and EU Policy Update (Summer 2012)
This summer EFA has been busy preparing for a busy autumn, but also replied on behalf of allergy and respiratory patients to a European Commission Consultation on the subject of climate change in Euro ...

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Food Labelling Event: You are invited!
EFA is pleased to invite you to the upcoming event “May Contain/Contains – Food Allergen Labelling” to be held at the European Parliament on the 19th of September 2012 from 18:00 to 20:30, kindly host ...

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Red meat allergy
Background: We have observed patients clinically allergic to red meat and meat-derived gelatin. Objective: We describe a prospective evaluation of the clinical significance of gelatin sens ...

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New food labelling regulation
After almost three years of negotiations, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union adopted the final text of the new Regulation on the provision of food information to consumers i ...

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Member News: Allergy UK appoints new Chief Executive
2012 will be an exciting year for EFA member Allergy UK, which is pleased to announce the election of Jim Bennett as its new Chief Executive. Having worked in the charity sector for over 17 years, J ...

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EU Policymakers and the European Allergy Community Joins EFA
Brussels, 22 November 2011 - The statistics speak for themselves: 1 in every 2 Europeans will suffer from an allergy by 2015, but what's worse is that their chronic condition is very likely to be unde ...

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