Tag: Allergies

Nestlé Buys Aimmune for $2.6B to Combat Food Allergies

In an effort to expand its health sciences business, Nestlé SA agreed to buy the rest of the partially owned biopharmaceutical company Aimmune Therapeutics Inc. for $2.6 billion, reported The Wall Street Journal (Aug. 31). …

Why are Food Allergies on the Rise?

Researchers estimate that 32 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.6 million children, according to Food Allergy Research and Education. This translates to one in 13 children. About 40% of children with food allergies are …

Meal Kits’ Popularity and Catering to Restrictive Diets

While COVID-19 is playing havoc on many food businesses, one segment that experienced an uptick in business since the pandemic is the meal kit industry, with companies like Blue Apron and HelloFresh experiencing noted growth …

The Big 8 Food Allergens

[Editor’s Note 1/13/2022: Please see our updated list that includes sesame here: The Big 9 Food Allergens] More than 170 foods have been reported to cause allergic reactions, but eight major food allergens, also known …