Eating safely when living with a food allergy is a challenge. The only way to manage the condition is avoidance of the food that causes a reaction. It is important that Food Business Operators (FBOs) provide safe food, and it is the responsibility of local authorities to enforce the rules in relation to allergens.
In the UK, there are approximately:
- 1-2% of adults and 5-8% of children who live with a food allergy
- 1 in 100 people have coeliac disease