Food allergen information

Easy-to-understand, research-informed food allergy information from The University of Manchester.


Food allergy is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition, but simple, easy-to-understand information based on credible research can be difficult to find online.

We’ve brought together our experience of working on international research projects over 15 years to provide food allergy information for the public and those working in the food industry.

Many of these resources are based on outputs from the EU-funded EuroPrevall project, a suite of interconnected worldwide studies. Each section of the site includes links to the underpinning academic papers.

We also host the InformAll database, a comprehensive resource of 120 allergenic foods, which provides general information for the public as well as clinical data for researchers and clinicians. 

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About this site

The content of this site was developed in collaboration with a number of partners.

The content was originally developed in 2007 by Pia Nørhede and Charlotte Madsen at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark as part of the EuroPrevall project. It has been updated by staff at The University of Manchester in 2019.

Our partners

Industry partners
  • Unilever
  • Nestlé
  • Kraft Foods
  • Phadia
  • ILSI Europe
  • Food Information Service Europe
Patient organisations
  • Allergy Action
  • Anaphylaxis Campaign
  • Nederlands Anafylaxis Netwerk
  • Deutscher Allergie- und Asthmabund e.V. (DAAB)
  • The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients Associations (EFA)
  • Dutch Food Allergy (Stichting Voedselallergie)
Clinical centres
  • University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Research institutions
  • Food Science Australia