Maria-Victoria Racu is a reporter and a consultant in the field of health and nutrition for the online platform E-sanatate. She graduated the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy in the field of public health and also the School of Advanced Journalism. Her main topics of interest are nutrition, healthy lifestyle, health education and health promotion.


One of the Moldovan products with highlighted allergens on the label ©Maria-Victoria Racu

Food Allergies – how tricky can it be?

A food allergy is an immune system response to a foreign ingested substance that is not typically harmful to the body. These foreign ingested substances are called food allergens. The symptoms can vary from nausea and hives, to anaphylaxis, which is a life-threatening emergency. People with allergies should be very careful about the food they eat, especially in Moldova – a country which is not unduly concerned about food allergens.