Since new data has been released on the prevalence of food allergies in Europe, scientific advice has been updated by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The new advice is an amendment to EFSA’s former take on the subject published in 2003.

The EFSA has estimated that 75 percent of allergic reactions among children are caused by eggs, nuts, fish and cow’s milk. For adults, allergies are more often caused by fruits and vegetables such as apples, pears, carrots and celery. However, the difficulty in measuring European-wide data is that each part of the region experiences different genetic sensitivities, and some areas of Europe have accumulated more food allergy data than others.

For more information, visit EFSA's site.