Food allergy

Food allergyHere’s why and how the NACE is working to centralise food allergy research and translation of evidence into practice.

Allergy reality

  • There is no available treatment for food allergies and management relies on strict avoidance of allergens.
  • One in 10 Australian infants has a food allergy.
  • Hospital admissions due to severe and life-threatening allergic reactions, known as anaphylaxis, are increasing.
  • The five most common food allergens are: egg, peanut, tree nuts, cow’s milk and sesame but any food can cause an allergic reaction.

More evidence on safety, efficacy and long-term outcomes is urgently needed before emerging therapies are implemented into practice. One of our priorities was to establish a Clinical Trials Network to help streamline and fast-track the start-up of national allergy trials.

The Clinical Trials Network helps give Australian families living with allergies faster access to emerging prevention and treatment options - many which are already under investigation overseas.

The food allergy trials currently recruiting and underway across Australia are listed on the NACE Allergy Studies Directory. To receive email alerts when new studies are listed, join the NACE mailing list.

Individuals and families

Got a food allergy?

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Recruiting for a food allergy study?

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Meet the Food Allergy Steam Advisory Group

The Group helps provide a national framework for collaboration and communication among food allergy experts.

Our people

Food allergy research and resources

See the latest key publications, news, events and resources about food allergy in Australia, and beyond.

Knowledge hub

Proudly in partnership with the National Allergy Council and allergy organisations