A new product widely used in gluten-free products is causing concern as a possible allergen. Lupin, a type of legume used in gluten free products has the same type of protein found in peanut and soybean allergies.
The Kansas State University Rapid Response Center has issued a warning concerning the possible allergen and type of reactions that may be experienced including hives, swelling of the lips, vomiting, breathing difficulties and anaphylactic shock.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert, urging consumers with peanut and soybean allergies to read labels before buying these products.
Kansas State University