Food intolerance and the food industry approaches the issue of food intolerance from an industry rather than a clinical perspective. This unique book has become an indispensable guide for production managers and nutritionists within the food industry as well as providing an authoritative source of information for all those concerned with understanding and managing food intolerance.

Key Features

  • Clear and concise explanations of complex medical information
  • Full coverage of the implications of the Food Safety Act 1990 and the Consumer Protection Act
  • Detailed information on the role and value of food intolerance databanks


Production managers and nutritionists within the food industry and all those concerned with understanding and managing food intolerance

Table of Contents

The legal context: Due diligence; Diagnostic tests; Symptoms of food intolerance; The treatment of food intolerance; Sources of information and labelling; Analytical techniques for detecting food allergens; Handling food allergens in retail and manufacturing; Support organisations for individuals with food intolerance; The epidemiology of food intolerance.


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© 2000
Woodhead Publishing
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About the editor

T Dean

After obtaining her PhD at King's College, Dr Taraneh Dean commenced her research career in the Paediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology Unit at the Royal Brompton and National Heart Hospital, London. Dr T. Dean then joined the University of Southampton Child Health Department as a Senior Research Fellow in 1991, leading research with the food allergy team. She continues her research in the area of asthma and allergy and is the Honorary Deputy Director at the internationally renowned David Hide Asthma and Allergy Research Centre on the Isle of Wight.

Affiliations and Expertise

The David Hide Asthma and Allergy Research Centre, UK


This unique guide provides comprehensive information on this complex topic., J Invest Allergol Clin Immunol
…an excellent read with great references and a well balanced index., Food and Beverage Reporter