AlerTox for Tree Nut Allergens
AlerTox for Nuts: Almonds and Hazelnuts By Emport on July 27, 2016 in AlerTox, AlerTox Kits, FAQ, Research Tree Nuts are one of the most potent allergenic foods in proportion to the amount that can set off a severe reaction. Keeping your facility free from contamination by this common allergen is very important if you are complying with FDA labeling guidelines, especially given the rise in recalls due to allergen contamination. One important distinction: while peanut is a common allergenic, it is not a tree nut. We’re talking about Peanuts separately, for that very reason. Tree nut allergies are some of the most common among both adults and children, and reactions can be severe and even life-threatening. In a 2001 article published in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, fatal food reactions in the United States attributable to Tree Nuts accounted for 31% of all allergy-deaths, and all of the fatalities in patients under six years of age.