Dr Kavitha Sooriyakumar was awarded the Barry Kay prize at the recent meeting of the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. She presented data about 206 patients with possible food allergy who had a supervised food challenge test. With appropriate testing and selection, the risk of allergic reactions was very low. Dr Sooriyakumar suggested that some food re-introductions could be safely done at home.

The judges commented that “The issue presented is very important and high-quality research on it has the potential to change our practice.”