Allergens Practice Test 4
Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) estimates how many Americans suffer from food allergies?
Food Allergy Research and Education estimates that 15 million Americans have food allergies.
Which population experiences the highest occurrences of food allergies?
Children’s immune systems are more reactive to allergens with peanuts being their most frequent allergy.
Food allergies can be serious enough to send a person to the emergency room.
Anaphylaxis is a potentially fatal reaction to an allergen. Food allergies can easily result in a trip to the emergency room.
The number of people suffering from food allergies is decreasing over time.
For reasons that researchers do not understand, the number of people experiencing food allergies is increasing over time.
For cross-contact to occur, large amounts of two different foods must come together and mix.
Most frequently the amounts of food are so small that they cannot be seen. Even small amounts are enough to trigger an allergic reaction.
Which is an example of cross-contract?
Cross-contact can be either direct or indirect. Putting cheese on a sandwich is an example of direct cross-contamination.
Gluten is found in which of the following?
A wheat (gluten) allergy can cause a large problem for an individual when you consider that it is the most prominent grain product in America. Examples of foods containing wheat are pasta, bread crumbs, and couscous.
Which of the following is not a tree nut?
Examples of tree nuts include cashews, brazil nuts, almonds, and walnuts. Peanuts are not to be confused with tree nuts, as they are a legume.
The "Big 8" allergens are important because:
The "Big 8" allergens represent 90% of all allergic reactions and include wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, finned fish, soy beans, milk, and eggs.
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