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More adults suffering from food allergies because of ‘exotic’ middle-class diets

More adults are having allergic reactions to food because adventurous middle class diners are eating more exotic items with foreign packaging, food safety watchdogs have warned.

According to a new report by the Food Standards Agency foods including fruit, vegetables and seafood are causing a higher instance of adverse reactions in adults.

Among the adult population teenagers and 20-somethings are most at risk, the FSA warned.

This is because they are more likely to experience peer pressure to try different foods, take risks with foods they are unsure about, and are more embarrassed about their condition which makes them less likely to ask questions.

The report said: “Reports from experts and consumers indicate that more adults are becoming allergic to foods and that the types of foods which adults are experiencing issues with are more diverse.”



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