Alpha-gal allergy, also known as meat allergy or Mammalian Meat Allergy (MMA),[1] is a reaction to galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose (alpha-gal), whereby the body is overloaded with immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies on contact with the carbohydrate.[2] The alpha-gal molecule is found in all mammals apart from Old World monkeys and the apes, including humans.

Someone with Mammalian Meat Allergy could eat a person, but not a hamburger.

AuthorScott Kubie