food hypersensitivity reaction

food hy·per·sen·si·tiv·i·ty re·ac·tion

(fūd hī'pĕr-sen-si-tiv'i-tē rē-ak'shŭn)
A disorder or disease process resulting from ingestion of a foodstuff that the patient is more or less unable to tolerate (e.g., suffocation, urticaria, nausea and vomiting).
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In this context, allergen labeling accuracy is a means of preventing food hypersensitivity reactions, since it transmits information extremely important to allergic consumers who rely on the integrity and clarity of the declaration of allergenic ingredients in food packaging.
All other non-allergic food hypersensitivity reactions may be described as "food intolerance".
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