Food hypersensitivity reaction | definition of food hypersensitivity reaction by Medical dictionary
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).
References in periodicals archive
Atopic dermatitis: clinical relevance of food hypersensitivity reactions
. J Pediatr 113:447-451.
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".