COT statement on the review of the 1998 COT recommendations on peanut avoidance

The COT was asked to assess the scientific evidence available since 1998 concerning avoidance versus exposure to peanut during early life and possible influences on the development of sensitisation and allergy to foods, with particular reference to peanut. The aim was to consider whether the recommendations to mothers that were issued by the COT in 1998 should now be amended or remain in place.