Atlas of foodborne infections
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Food allergy

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Food allergy and food intolerance are both a type of food sensitivity. When someone has a food allergy, their immune system reacts to a particular food as if it isn't safe. If someone has a severe food allergy, this can cause a life-threatening reaction. This means that people with food allergies, particularly peanut allergy, need to be extremely careful what they eat.

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