Today saw the news the the FSA have announced new allergen labelling regulations for restaurants. You can read the article in 'Food outlets should list all ingredients' on the BBC website here. Following on from the tragic death in 2016 of sesame allergic Natasha Ednan-Laperouse after eating a take-out sandwich containing unlabelled sesame, these new regulations are far … [Read more...]
Listen very carefully, I shall say this many times…
This week a waiter in Canada has been charged after an allergic diner was served fish instead of steak; the customer was seriously allergic to fish and has alerted the waiter about this but sadly he had an anaphylactic attack and spent two days in a coma. Why did this happen? How could this happen? How can you get fish and steak mixed up? This kind of thing happens too often … [Read more...]
1.5 million visitors to What Allergy in 2015!
Thank you all! What an awesome year! Happy New Year to you all, 2015 was a pretty busy year and this blog just continues to grow. Last year over 1.5 million people visited this blog. That's awesome! People from 219 counties have visited this blog. That's eye opening! The busiest day was last month with over 7,000 visitors all excited about a new FreeFrom shop and cafe … [Read more...]
ITV news, allergen regs and a FreeFrom cafe
The allergen regulations came into play in December 2014, almost six months ago, so food service businesses have had quite some time to get ready for the allergic community. There was plenty of warning before the regulations came into effect but many establishments may still be very unprepared for catering for an allergic diner. ITV ran a story on the 6 o'clock news on the … [Read more...]