Data collected from the North West & North Wales via our electronic database showed that of over 5,000 children seen between 2019 – 2021, cow’s milk, egg, wheat, soya, fish, shellfish, peanuts and tree nuts were the most common foods allergies. However, 12% had allergies to other foods – particularly lentils and kiwi. Lentil allergy was more common in communities with a higher percentage of children of Asian ancestry (Blackburn, Bolton, Oldham, Preston), while kiwi allergy was more common outside the major urban conurbations of Manchester and Liverpool. Further studies are required to examine their natural history and impact. The findings were presented at the BSACI 2021 annual meeting in Harrogate.

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