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    Food allergy, intolerance and preference

    Do you know what is the difference between a food allergy, a food intolerance and a food preference? Why would you care? Well, if you work in an industry that involves serving or selling food to people (food manufacturer, restaurant, cafe, pub, bar, hospital, aged care facility, school, airline, catering company, hotel, bed & breakfast, food truck, etc.), you should. Food Allergy Allergy is an immune reaction to substances (allergens), which are usually harmless. The immune system reacts by producing antibodies. The most common triggers are proteins in the following foods: Peanut Tree nuts Milk Eggs Sesame Fish Shellfish Soy Wheat Lupin Allergic reactions can include hives, swelling of lips/eyes/face,…