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What is a Food Allergy?

A food allergy occurs when a personā€™s immune system identifies proteins in a food as allergenic and begins to produce antibodies ā€“ called Immunoglobulin E or IgE ā€“ to guard against that food (e.g. shellfish or peanuts). These antibodies attach themselves to mast cells in the body, and when the person again eats the allergenic […]

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