Food Allergy

Report: Restaurant staff not taking allergy requests seriously enough

Report: Restaurant staff not taking allergy requests seriously enough

By Emma Eversham

Restaurant owners are being urged to do more to educate their staff on the subject of food allergens after a survey of diners with allergies found that a quarter had suffered a reaction when eating out since allergen legislation was introduced in 2014. 

The group of chefs who criticised the new EU food allergen laws have faced backlash from the industry

Industry responds to EU food allergen controversy

By Sophie Witts

Following the publication of a letter in which over 100 chefs criticised EU food allergy regulations as being a ‘bureaucratic nightmare’, BigHospitality rounds up some of the responses and looks at the guidance available to help restaurants comply with...

Allergy aware: outlets are complying to legislation in varying degrees

Diner's death is 'wake-up call for industry'

By Joe Lutrario

The death of a woman, who had a suspected allergic reaction after eating at a Manchester restaurant, is a wake-up call to restaurateurs to embrace new allergen laws.

Nuts are one of the top 14 allergens included in the law

Allergens: Half of venues still unaware of law

By Melodie Michel

Almost half (44 per cent) of foodservice operators are still unaware of the allergen laws due to be implemented this coming December, according to research by Unilever Food Solutions.

Allergy UK say restaurant guidelines or enforced training are needed to help food intolerance and allergy sufferers

Allergy UK calls for allergy restaurant guidelines

By Peter Ruddick

As part of Food Allergy & Intolerance Week Allergy UK has called for guidelines or enforced training for restaurants and hospitality businesses on their diners allergens and intolerances.