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Can you afford NOT to train your staff?


Posted on: July 27, 2017 | Posted in: Latest News

Since the introduction of the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation in December 2014 there has been a significant increase in the awareness of allergens and the allergic customer. However mistakes are still happening and we are now seeing considerable fines being levied and this can, in part, be attributed to a lack of thorough […]

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‘H’eat well this BBQ season


Posted on: June 29, 2017 | Posted in: Latest News

With the UKs BBQ season being in full swing, we wanted to re launch our FREE Preparing Burgers Safely fact sheet.  Whether its the heat of the kitchen where burgers are being prepared (on the rare very hot days) or debating whether to serve burgers rare, our guidance can help.   To download the fact sheet and […]

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Aquafaba, An Egg-cellent alternative


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This month we have created a fact sheet on Aquafaba.  You may or may not heard of this relatively new and revolutionary egg substitute which is becoming increasing popular by those who are egg free, either due to allergies or  a vegan diet.  With campaigns such as Veganuary gaining increasing momentum.   To download our FREE […]

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UK largest pub chain is fined


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Following an incident last April, the UKs largest pub chain Greene King has been fined £24,000 for providing inaccurate allergen information. An 11 year old boy suffered an anaphylactic shock after eating a desert containing egg, despite the staff and the allergen sheets assuring the mother that the desert didn’t contain egg. The problem appears […]

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Eczema and Food Allergies


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The physical side effects of food allergies and intolerances are widely reported and often include Anaphylaxis, gastrointestinal symptoms and skin reactions, however one area which is rarely discussed is the impact of food allergies on eczema.  Whilst food allergies are not though to cause eczema, it is recognised that they can be a trigger for […]

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Food allergy awareness Kickstarter campaign goes live


Posted on: May 9, 2017 | Posted in: Latest News

Food Allergy Aware Ltd has just launched their Kickstarter campaign to fund the printing of their Food Allergy Awareness  induction/introduction booklet to be used by those in Food Service industry as a reference booklet when managing the food allergy, coeliac and food intolerant customer. The booklet is relevant for ALL food service business from takeaways, […]

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Nuts Nuts Nuts


Posted on: April 27, 2017 | Posted in: Latest News

Nuts continue to be a common news item, with nut free policies in schools, airlines having to announce nut free journeys if a passenger on board is allergic, and plenty of academic studies determining whether children should be given peanuts at a young age or not. We have written this fact sheet about peanuts to […]

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Do you know your FreeFrom customer?


Posted on: March 27, 2017 | Posted in: Latest News

When we speak to individuals at training events and exhibitions we always end up having an interesting conversation about the demographics and facts and figures surrounding those who either need to, or choose to cut out one or more food groups.  We have therefore created a short little fact sheet which may help you understand customers […]

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The year of the adult


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The Year of the Adult For many years there has been significant focus on children and the impact and risks of allergies for this age group.  This year however, the Anaphylaxis Campaign are highlighting the issues that adults face, especially as a significant number of adults with allergies develop them out of the blue in adulthood, […]

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Gluten….


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Gluten continues to be prominent in the news and with further legislative changes it remains as important as ever to remain aware of what is being served and how its being advertised.. The owner of a Swansea based takeaway has recently been fined £1,200 after they served a gluten free customer an apparently gluten free meal, […]

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Tasty Easter Treats


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We are pleased are pleased to offer two recipes for very tasty treats for Easter. We have allergy friendly hot cross buns and a decadent chocolate lava cake which would be perfect for any Easter get together (or just an excuse to eat cake…..)  The chocolate lava cake is courtesy of Megan of carrots and flowers, the […]

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Cost effective training in Bournemouth


Posted on: February 1, 2017 | Posted in: Latest News

We are very excited to be supporting The Hotel Catering and Retail show in Bournemouth in March. This free to attend show is being held on the 14th and 15th March at the Bournemouth International Centre.   The Show features new and innovative products, hundreds of delicious food and drink product tastings, the latest trends […]

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When FreeFrom is a Trend not an Allergy


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That’s it, we are now one month fully into 2017 and have now seen the end to one of the newest dining trends – Veganuary. Veganuary is a relatively new kid on the block.  An International initiative, Veganuary has been set up for people to adopt a vegan diet for the whole month with four […]

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Winners of the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards


Posted on: January 31, 2017 | Posted in: Latest News

Many congratulations to the various winners and runners up from the 2016 FreeFrom Eating Out Awards. Created by founder Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, these awards, now commencing their 4th year, keep growing and it is good to see so many entrants under each of the categories. Ranging from fish and chip shops, to schools, colleges and universities, these awards encourage […]

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Winter warmer desserts


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With long nights, cold and wet weather, it is the perfect time to treat yourself with a satisfying and comforting dessert. We have three tasty recipes for you to choose from, or why not try all three. We are pleased to have yet another recipe for from Mark Kennett, head chef at the award winning […]

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Percipio Training Open Course


Posted on: January 16, 2017 | Posted in: Latest News

New year!  New start!  – update your training to further your career or to motivate your staff to becoming the star of your business! Food Allergy Aware Limited is working in collaboration with Peter Rose from Percipio Training we are offering your staff to the chance to attend the following open courses. IOSH Managing Safely                                                                                       £375 […]

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Restaurant Supplied With Peanut Powder in Error


Posted on: December 6, 2016 | Posted in: Latest News

Random sampling, carried out by Southend-on-Sea’s Environmental Health Department led to the prosecution of a London-based cash and carry that supplied peanut powder labelled as almond to a restaurant and has been ordered to pay over £6,000 fines and costs. The error occurred when an almond mix label was wrongly applied to a box which […]

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Why Restaurants Shouldn’t Offer Gluten Free…. Yet


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It is almost seen as discriminatory if a restaurant / takeaway doesn’t offer gluten free or other allergy free menu options. This article looks at gluten free catering from a different perspective and identifies that unless a catering outlet can truly guarantee that their menu, policies and practices will ensure a gluten free meal, that […]

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Teaching An Allergic Child Responsibility


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We found an interesting article published by the anaphylaxis campaign recently.  As many parents of a severely allergic child knows, trying to protect them is an immediate and all consuming issue.  The Anaphylaxis campaign however feel it is time to start moving some of the responsibility onto the child. Its an informative and thought provoking […]

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Christmas parties! Are your food allergy customers an afterthought?


Posted on: November 3, 2016 | Posted in: Latest News

It’s that time of year when you are planning for the Christmas party season, menus are being developed, recipes tested and menu printing is in production. STOP! Have you considered how inclusive your menu is for the food allergy customer?    If you take the time to consider the food allergy customer in your planning stages you […]

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FreeFrom Christmas recipes


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  Gluten Free Yorkshire puddings – Recipe by Mark Kennett – The Gluten Free Chef’s Recipes at Oscars & Bentley’s 50g cornflour 50g plain gluten free flour 3 eggs 140ml milk with a stick blender blend for 2-3 minutes then let it rest at room temp for about 1 hour, use a muffin tray pour a […]

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So you’re organising a works Christmas party? Have you considered how inclusive it will be


Posted on: November 2, 2016 | Posted in: Latest News

Party Season is fast approaching! Is your works party planning fully inclusive? It’s that time of the year when nights are drawing in, the clocks have gone back and are thoughts are turning to the Christmas party season.  Many restaurants and venues will be gearing up for the onslaught of party crowds and businesses will […]

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Time for Students to Learn


Posted on: September 21, 2016 | Posted in: Latest News

According the FSA and other sources, teenagers and young adults seem to be at particular risk of severe food allergy reactions. How so? This trend can largely be attributed to the new freedoms that this age group have.  Teenagers who are starting to go out more and eating out with friends or university students who […]

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Eating out, the good the bad and the ugly!


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The Food Standards Agency, in conjunction with Allergy UK have recently carried out a UK wide survey of those suffering a food allergy to gather their views, experiences and opinions of eating out in the UK since the new EU food labelling regulations came into force. The research clearly shows that more is being done […]

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Twins share Hero award


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Twins Share Hero Award 8 year old Identical twins,Luke and Jamie Waggott and  from Oxfordshire have been awarded a UK Child Hero Award by Allergy UK for their fundraising activities. Jamie is allergic to nuts, pectin and citrus fruit whilst Luke doesn’t suffer any food allergies. Their fund raising activities began at just 6 years […]

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July Newsletter


Posted on: July 29, 2016 | Posted in: Latest News

Check out our July newsletter  by  Clicking Here   NGCI  update Following the release of the FSA’s new NGCI labeling rules which affect how to label non gluten containing ingredients on your menu, they have since revised their guidance and now state that you can use the term NGCI to name an NGCI Menu, but […]

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Flying with anaphylaxis? You must be Nuts!


Posted on: July 28, 2016 | Posted in: Latest News

Its holiday time again for most of us, when travelling is at the forethought of our minds.  When many people travel all they need to worry about is packing a case and booking a seat. When I  go away I have to check out the hotels, and request extra baggage to enable us to take […]

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Dining out with Food allergies, intolerances and Coeliac Disease – complete the survey!


Posted on: July 26, 2016 | Posted in: Latest News

Last year we compiled a survey to get an overview of the FreeFrom customer’s experiences when eating out specifically with food allergies, intolerance’s and coeliac disease. This survey is very similar to the previous one, we are looking to understand what changes have occurred and if you feel that food businesses are becoming more knowledgeable. The data […]

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New Food Safety Guide


Posted on: July 20, 2016 | Posted in: Latest News

For the first time since 1995 the British Hospitality Association have revised their food safety guidance in a ‘must have’ document for any catering establishment. The Industry Guide to Good Hygiene Practice: Catering Guide is intended to give advice and guidance to caterers on how to comply with their legal obligations under Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004 […]

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Perfect Time for an Ice Cream


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With temperatures finally soaring and the summer holidays upon us  its the perfect time to try one of our dairy free ice creams and a lovely  waffle cone which can be made gluten free. For a tasty mint choc chip ice cream recipe please click here. For a quick and easy vanilla ice cream recipe […]

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