Ask for Allergens

In the UK ten people die on average every year after suffering an allergic reaction to food. Food allergies affect children and adults and can have a dramatic affect on people’s lives.

Food businesses like takeaways, restaurants and cafes have to give people accurate information about the ingredients in their food.  If they don't do this their customers could become seriously ill, or even die.

Ask for Allergens campaign

We're running a campaign to help make people more aware about allergens in food.

Advice for customers and businesses

Check our advice on what businesses need to do to make sure their food is safe to eat for people with food allergies, including important new legal requirements from 1 October 2021 for prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) foods such as sandwiches, fast food, packs of meat sold at butchers and many more.

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