The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a draft guidance that, when finalized, will outline the agency’s approach to evaluating the public health importance of food allergens that are not one of the major nine food allergens identified by law in the United States (non-listed food allergens).

For many people, cats are cuddly and curious companions, but for at least 10 percent of adults they mean itchy skin, watering eyes and sneezing. This is primarily due to a protein called Fel d 1, and scientists are using a variety of approaches to try to change it. 

More than 17.6 million American adults (about 7.5 percent) experience allergic rhinitis (also called hay fever or seasonal allergies). Many different substances (called allergens) can trigger allergic rhinitis, such as tree or grass pollen, and each person has their own set of problematic allergens.