There has been a huge increase in the occurrence of food allergy in children in the UK over the last 20 years and about 1 in 20 children are now affected. The NHS has published new NICE guidelines on the diagnosis and assessment of food allergies in children.

Most food allergies are to natural foods rather than food additives. The commonest foods involved are cow’s milk, eggs, soya, wheat, shellfish and nuts.

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