Food allergies and intolerances can be found for many different types of ingredients, including seasonings. Some spices can cause rashes, itching, or irritation of the skin. This can happen in mucous membranes, on the skin at the point of contact, or even lead to more complex reactions involving the immune system. For this reason Muñoz y Pujante has always made it a priority to offer a wide range of gluten and allergen-free seasonings and condiments, ensuring that the safety and quality of our products is available to end users with increasingly common dietary requirements.
In this article we explain everything you need to know about condiments for people who have food intolerances or allergies and our commitment to food safety.
Allergic reactions brought on by condiments: what are they and how do they present?
Condiments can bring on allergic reactions and intolerances, leading to minor symptoms, such as itching in the mouth, coughing, and skin rashes and stronger reactions such as anaphylaxis, a severe reaction affecting the whole body.
The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI) states that we can suffer allergic reactions to spices as they are derived from plants, which have the potential to be allergens. This is a natural mechanism developed by some plants as a means of protection from predators and direct threats.
Fortunately, this is not a very common food allergy. In Spain, the Spanish Society of Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (SEICAP) states that 1.6% of the population is affected, of which the most common allergies are to black pepper, mustard, and cinnamon.
Additionally, SEICAP states that most cases do not present an allergic reaction to spices, but rather an intolerance.
Condiments for people who have food intolerances: Gluten-free and allergy-free
As consumers, we must be especially careful when we buy condiments, paying close attention to the ingredients listed on the label. Furthermore, we must state if we have a known condition when we visit establishments where food is served so as to alert staff to any risks.
At Muñoz y Pujante, we are always looking to the future in our work, with a clear commitment to innovation and safety in all our products. This is demonstrated by the gluten-free and allergy-free condiments we offer, which are made in production lines that have no contact with such substances and are protected from any trace elements to provide the final consumer with the highest quality and safety.
Our dedication ensures consumers who have food intolerances can enjoy high quality condiments with full peace of mind.
At Muñoz y Pujante, we adapt to our customers by offering made to order solutions and great flexibility in our custom developments.
Our more than 50 years’ experience enables us to fulfil all agreements we have with our customers by acting as a partner in the creation of specialised products and as a leading name in the sector.
The importance of food safety
We are firmly committed to food quality and safety in our products. That is the reason why we have an in-house Research and Development Department that fully understands the raw materials we work with and the risks they can entail..
At Muñoz y Pujante, food safety is not an optional extra, it is a core value. We continuously invest in food safety to offer quality, peace of mind, and confidence.
We hope you have found our article useful in explaining condiments for people who have food intolerances and our commitment to food safety.
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