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Food Allergy and Intolerance
- Created: Tuesday, 10 March 2015 06:55
On 13th December 2014 all restaurants and takeaways across Europe came under new legislation, which requires that they must declare all food ingredients which could trigger an allergic reaction.
Allergic reactions can make people very ill and can sometimes lead to death. However, there is no cure for food allergy. The only way someone can avoid getting ill is to make sure they don’t eat the foods they are allergic to.
The Food standards agency (FSA) following the new European Legislation Guidelines have supplied the list of allergens that need to be declared, they are:
- Crustaceans (e.g. lobster, prawns)
- Molluscs (e.g. oysters)
- All tree nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, pecans, brazils, pistachios, macadamia nuts and Queensland nuts)
- Sesame seeds
- Cereals containing gluten
- Celery and celeriac
- Sulphur dioxide and sulphites.
All this information is freely available online and direct from the Food Standards Agency: http://www.food.gov.uk/business-industry/allergy-guide
Technical Guidance document available here:
We have responded to this new law by adding allergen declaration and allergen information features into our custom Apps.
Remember, when you order a restaurant app from Tasty Apps, you don’t get a ‘white label’ app that’s off-the-shelf and simply branded with your logo. You’ll get your own restaurant app, that’s been built and customised especially for you.
Do contact us if you require any more information about food allergens and how we've addapted our apps to conform with the new laws.