ESTIMATED OCCURENCES OF FOOD ALLERGIES IN EU COUNTRIES Population Food (in Allergy EU Countries millons) Occurence 1,6% Denmark 5,4 (86.000) 2% UK 60,9 (1.200.000) 2% Greece 11 (220.000) 2,5% Poland 38,2 (950.000) 2,5% Netherlands 16,3 (407.000) 3% Spain 44,5 (1.330.000) 3% Switzerland 7,5 (225.000) 3,5 % Italia 60,3 (2.100.000) 3,5 % Germany 82,6 (2.900.000) 3,5 % France 63,2 (2.200.000)Despite these numbers, until now, evidence-based, clinical guidelines for everyday use have been nonexistent in Europe. Antonella Muraro MD, EAACI Secretary General Elect and Head of the Food Allergy Referral Center at Padua General University Hospital in Veneto, organized the international group of experts who published the guidelines. Prof. Muraro said: "Doctors, patients, parents, schools, society, government, and industry must work together to find solutions to the growing allergic threat. That is why we created the first official guidelines with best practices for diagnosing and treating food allergies. We stress that all of the interconnected issues must be addressed: quality of life, patient education, diagnostic and therapeutic methods, food manufacturing, medical reimbursement and policy making."