Review of Research on Timing of Introduction of Allergic Foods to Infant Diets

British Egg Information Council (BEIC) has welcomed the systematic review of research on the timing of introduction of allergenic foods to the infant diet, published in the Journal of the Medical Association, which suggests that introducing eggs to the diets of infants between four and six months of age, may help prevent the development of egg allergy.  The BEIC looks forward to the Government’s review of complementary feeding for infants.

The BEIC is currently awaiting the outcome of the Food Standards Agency consultation on its proposed new advice on the microbiological safety of eggs.  The proposed advice says that eggs with the British Lion mark on can safely be eaten runny by vulnerable groups such as babies.