When one reads the facts, it becomes immediately apparent that it is about time Ireland ad its own Allergy and Free From Expo.
The number of people with allergies and intolerances in Ireland is increasing! Indeed, it is estimated that the figure has doubled in the last 20 years. Food allergy in particular is a growing public health concern, affecting more than 17 million people in Europe alone, with the sharpest rise being amongst children and young people.
Other headline statistics that make for quite startling (worrying) reading include