Patterns and Prevalence of Adult Food Allergy

Whilst food service and those involved in all aspects of food wholesale and retail have elevated their allergen management systems, improved their communications and gone beyond to cater for special dietary needs it is worth remembering that food hypersensitive customers do exist.

Energy Drinks and Allergens

There has been much speculation in the media about the government considering a ban on energy drinks sold to under sixteen-year-olds. Of particular concern, and relevant to us, is the potential impact on allergies and there is evidence of a link between these products and particular allergies including asthma.

The BNF 5-5-3-2 Portion Guide: Explained

Here, we’ll be explaining the ins and outs of the BNF 5-5-3-2 portion guide, including who it should be used for, the food categories in the framework and the major considerations caterers should be focusing on when using it.

The IDDSI Framework Explained

Here, we’ll be explaining what this framework is, the different levels involved, and how you can implement it within your catering business to make sure the safety of those in care homes, hospitals and other care settings is never compromised.

Is it time to review the Top 14 Allergens?

2024 marks 10 years since the introduction of the Allergen Laws. The changes in 2014 were introduced to reduce the risk of Allergy related incidents. Food Business Owners were required to review the recipes and must highlight any ingredients which fall under the named #top14allergens.