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<div>Waiting staff in food businesses must be trained to deal with requests for allergen information. Use our Think Allergy poster to help with your training and pop it on your wall to remind staff of their duties. </div> www.food.gov.uk
<div>Looking for a handy way to list down the allergens in your food? Our menu matrix can help. You can download these and fill them in on your computer, or print them out if you prefer hard copies. Pin them in the kitchen area so staff can use them as a handy reference too, but don’t forget to keep the information updated and accurate, the minute you change anything!</div> www.food.gov.uk
<div>Need a handy guide to the 14 allergens? Print out and pin up our infographic for reference. We’ve also given you examples of where you can find some of the ingredients, to get you started. Who would have thought there was sesame paste in hummus!</div> www.food.gov.uk
<div>Need images of the 14 allergens? We’ve done the hard work for you - use our useful artwork of the 14 allergens to make your own training materials, posters or as indicators for your menu! Please remember all the images must be accompanied by words saying what they are (for example the picture of eggs must be accompanied by the word ‘eggs’ etc) to enable consistent understanding.</div> www.dropbox.com
<div>Allergen information can be provided upfront, for example on a menu or chalkboard. If you are not doing this, you will need a clear notice signposting customers to where this information can be obtained. Our signage is perfect to use. Print it out and pop it on your wall to show customers that they can ask for more info.</div> www.food.gov.uk
<div>Need some allergy training at your fingertips? You can access free on-line allergy training from our website. </div> allergytraining.food.gov.uk The website of the Food Standards Agency
<div>If you want to know more about all the general changes that are happening to food labels, we have training for that too. Follow this link to learn more!</div> labellingtraining.food.gov.uk
<div>Under EU law, if your business serves loose foods, you have to supply information for every item on your menu that contains any of the 14 allergens as ingredients. Find out all you need to know from our loose food leaflet.</div> www.food.gov.uk
<div>Do you live with a food allergy or intolerance? People with food allergies can react to very small amounts of food, such as a teaspoon of yoghurt, a single peanut or even an egg glaze used to brush over pies. So we hope our handy chef cards can help. Print them out, fill them in with what you are allergic to, and hand them to the waiting staff at the restaurant when you visit. (Always remember to practise safe allergen behaviour – ask, check and if in doubt, don’t eat!)</div> www.food.gov.uk
<div>Shopping for food when you have an allergy can be a daunting task. Our handy leaflet will give you lots of information on how to shop safely.</div> www.food.gov.uk
<div>If you have a food allergy or intolerance, you are one of the 2% of adults in the UK. Our friends at Allergy UK and Anaphylaxis Campaign have got great resources and information for you so why don’t you pay them a visit today.</div> www.allergyuk.org Learn more about allergy from the leading national charity. Free advice from Allergy UK who are here to support the 21 million people in the UK that suffer from allergic disease.
<div>If you have a food allergy or intolerance, you are one of the 2% of adults in the UK. Our friends at Allergy UK and Anaphylaxis Campaign have got great resources and information for you so why don’t you pay them a visit today.</div> www.anaphylaxis.org.uk We support everyone affected by anaphylaxis and severe allergies, access comprehensive factsheets, join us as a member, access our AllergyWise training
<div>We have some useful technical guidance for food businesses on food allergen labelling. Follow this link to find out more! </div> www.food.gov.uk
<div>Don’t forget to look at the allergy section on Safer Food Better Business. Hygiene and avoidance of cross contamination plays a big part in keeping your customers safe from allergens!</div> www.food.gov.uk
<div>Thinking of doing a special for the day, or taking advantage of seasonal produce from your wholesaler? Use our one off recipe sheets to note down the allergens, make sure you communicate the changes and additions to all the members of your staff, and add the filled in sheet to your allergen folder, if you have one!</div> www.food.gov.uk
<div>People with allergies tell us that eating out with a food allergy can sometimes feel like playing Russian roulette, because their experiences have been so inconsistent. Our Russian roulette 'Vine' game will give you information about the 14 allergens, in a new and funky way, but we warn you, you have to be fast to keep up! Why don’t you give a go today!</div> vine.co
<div>Most allergens are hidden – which means you often can’t see them on your food. Take this plate of fish and chips for instance. Can you guess which of the 14 allergens might be included? Follow us and tell us what you think on Twitter, using the hashtag #14Allergens</div> www.twitter.com Los Tweets más recientes de FoodStandardsAgency (@foodgov). Official Twitter feed from the Food Standards Agency (FSA). Keep up with the latest food safety tips, news and alerts. Also here to chat Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. UK
<div>Most allergens are hidden – which means you often can’t see them on your food. Take this curry and rice for instance. Can you guess which of the 14 allergens might be included? Follow us and tell us what you think on Twitter, using the hashtag #14Allergens</div> www.twitter.com Los Tweets más recientes de FoodStandardsAgency (@foodgov). Official Twitter feed from the Food Standards Agency (FSA). Keep up with the latest food safety tips, news and alerts. Also here to chat Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. UK
<div>At the FSA we do a lot of work to improve the lives of people who live with food allergies. We fund ground breaking research; we work with industry on food labelling and help food businesses provide consumers with correct information to enable safe food choices. Watch this video to find out more about our role.</div> www.youtube.com Allergies are life changing and can be fatal. Although there are no cures for food allergies, having the information to eat, order food and shop wisely can m...
<div>Did you know that up to 8% of children in the UK have food allergies? The great news is some of them grow out of it, but many of them don’t. Watch our ‘Allergy kids’ video and get an insight of what it’s like to live with food allergies. (They are lovely and it’s one of our favourites!)</div> www.youtube.com
<div>There is no specific method to use when emphasising allergens on an ingredients list on a label, so you have a choice; but the allergens must be declared in a way which clearly distinguishes it from the rest of the ingredients, so you can use a font, type style (like bold) or a background colour. Our useful leaflet has all the information you need to know about labelling pre-packed foods.</div> www.food.gov.uk
<div>Need a different language? This poster is also available in Simplified Chinese, Bengali, Urdu and Punjabi if you need it!</div> www.food.gov.uk