A friend recommended that I watch this film (thanks Steve) and boy did it hit home. It really shows what a melting pot of potential disasters and mishaps a busy kitchen is. If you run a restaurant or food service business you have to watch this film. I watched in free on Netflix. Trigger warning... anaphylactic reaction If you have anaphylaxis and have ever had an … [Read more...]
Why The Allergy Show IS great!
If you read my blog you'll know that I had a pretty bad time at The Allergy Show. I missed all the great talks which I think are one of the best things about the show. It's an opportunity to learn from industry leads and hear our top experts sharing news, views, new advancements and techniques for coping. It's great to see all the major supermarkets vying for our freefrom … [Read more...]
A quarter of the population think people with allergies are fussy eaters!
This week is Food allergy and intolerance week, from 23rd to 29th January 2012. Thanks to Allergy UK for building awareness of what allergies really are and the difference between allergies, food intolerance and coeliac disease. About 2% of the population in the UK have a true life threatening allergy which can lead to anaphylaxis, and in rare cases, death. However the … [Read more...]
Allergy UK 20th anniversary awards – 1 April 2011
I was excited to be visiting the Rainforest Cafe in Piccadilly, London for the first time. I'd heard it was great fun and able to cope well when catering for people with allergies. This was no ordinary visit though. I had been invited to attend the 20th Anniversary Celebrations of Allergy UK as a thank you for helping out as a volunteer; speaking to journalists and providing … [Read more...]
30 Tips for Eating Out with Allergies!
If you have life threatening allergies, the chances are you'll have felt fear and anxiety at the thought of eating out, trusting staff and risking a potential reaction to your food allergen. The fear is real and I completely understand. Having struggled with panic attacks and serious anxiety myself, it's something I take very seriously, and if i eat out I make sure I'm as sure … [Read more...]