Finding a Path to Safety in Food Allergy

In 2016, the National Academies of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine led an inquiry into food allergies. The study sought to determine the prevalence and severity of food allergies and its impact on affected individuals, families, and communities; and current understanding of food allergies as a disease, and in diagnostics, treatments, prevention, and public policy.

As seafood was a focus of the scientific investigation, SIRF was a sponsoring partner of the research. The resulting report, Food Allergies: Global Burden, Causes, Treatment, Prevention, and Public Policy, collects and evaluates the scientific evidence on the prevalence, origins, diagnosis, prevention, and management of food allergy and makes recommendations to policy makers, industry leaders, and others to bring about a safe environment for those with food allergy.