In recent years, there have been an increasing number of medical diagnoses associated with food intolerances and allergies, making it a major public health concern around the globe. Food intolerances are food-related diseases caused by certain food components that produce a hypersensitive reaction in the body either due to malabsorption or non-recognition by the immune system. In 2009, researchers estimated that 20% of the population in industrialized countries had been medically diagnosed with …

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Iuliana Vintilă, PhD, is associate professor, food and catering science and technology at Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania, and chair of the Nutrition Working Group for the Global Harmonization Initiative ([email protected]).