The Committee were also asked what advice, if any, should be given about the consumption of peanuts and peanut products by pregnant and lactating women, infants and young children. A Peanut Allergy Working Group was established and met for the first time in January 1997. A Report on Peanut Allergy was produced and published in June 1998. Hard copies of the Report along with copies of a leaflet send to GP surgeries entitled 'Peanut Allergy: The Facts' are available by writing to:
The Department of Health,
PO Box 777,
London SE1 6XH
Fax: 01623 724 524
The work of the Peanut Allergy Working Group has now finished.