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Saudi Authority states 50% food allergies caused by eating outside

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) revealed in a recent statement several facts and information about food allergies and their causes.

50% of food allergy cases that affect humans have been found to be caused by eating food from outside the home. It is believed that 90% of food allergy cases were due to some of the common food types, which number about 170 different food items.

The most common types of food susceptible to cause food allergies are: nuts; milk; eggs; soybean; crustaceans and fish; and grains. The symptoms caused by food allergies, noting that they are: headache, nausea, vomiting, sneezing, coughing, fainting, difficulty breathing, stomach pain, and skin rashes, while the allergy triggers are inhalation, touching, and ingestion.


Saudi Gazette
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