A food allergy is a rapid and potentially serious response to a food by your immune system. It can trigger classic allergy symptoms such as a rash, wheezing and itching.
The most common food allergies among adults are to fish and shellfish and nuts, including peanuts, walnuts, hazelnuts and brazil nuts. Children often have allergies to milk and eggs as well as to peanuts, other nuts and fish.
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Eggs from German farms where animal feed has been contaminated by dioxins have been used in some British cakes and quiches, the BBC has learned.
The EU executive said 14 tonnes of eggs in liquid form had been exported to the UK but it was unclear if those eggs were contaminated.
The UK's Food Standards Agency said two UK manufacturers had used the eggs.
It said there was a very low risk to human health, because the eggs were diluted with other products.
Newly released test results on a batch of contaminated German animal feed suggest it contained more than 77 times the approved amount of dioxin.
The FSA said following the distribution of eggs from the now-closed German plant to the Netherlands, they were mixed with non-contaminated eggs to make pasteurised liquid egg.
This product has been distributed to the UK.
Full aricle at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12133402