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Glitter Trail


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

Imagine if you had glitter on your hands, how sparkly would everything you touch be? Now imagine you have traces of flour or nuts on your hands….. For the food service industry, there is a lot of focus on cross contamination, especially in the kitchen, but how dangerous could our hands be? Picture a day in […]

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Turning it Teal for October


Posted on: October 26, 2017 | Posted in: Latest News

The pumpkin is synonymous with Halloween and autumn and can often signify when a house is open for trick or treating.  In the US, a new campaign has launched this year, turning their pumpkins teal to demonstrate that their homes are allergy friendly for trick or treaters.   To read more about the campaign and […]

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Progress has been made


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There have been far too many high profile allergy fatality cases in recent years, including numerous child fatalities whilst at school.   The use of adrenalin auto-injector pens / epi pens has thus far been a contentious issue,  however new legislation recently passed could hopefully be one step towards stopping these terrible incidents.  With 17% […]

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Tasty and Safe Halloween Treats


Posted on: October 25, 2017 | Posted in: Latest News

Hosting a halloween party?  Having a gathering for bonfire night? These tasty winter warmers will provide a range of delicious treats that everyone can enjoy and feel ghoulishly guilty! A favourite with halloween and bonfire night is good old fudge.  This fudge is gluten and dairy free.  To download the recipe please click here. Very popular […]

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Food Matters


Posted on: October 18, 2017 | Posted in: Latest News

Food Matters Live 2017 is the UK’s only cross-sector event bringing together the food and drink industry, retailers, foodservice providers, government and those working in nutrition, to enable collaboration and innovation to support a sustainable food landscape for the future. Food Allergy Aware are delighted to be attending yet again and would love to meet up […]

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Christmas just got tastier


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

For FreeFrom diners, Christmas can be a time of disappointment.  Whether its meals being served with half the ingredients missing, boring alternatives or bland and poor quality substitutions. It doesn’t have to be that way. We are pleased to recommend a few tried and tested options for you to try, to give your FreeFrom customer […]

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Back in June


Posted on: September 22, 2017 | Posted in: Latest News

Back in June our newsletter looked at using chickpea juice as an alternative to egg whites.  We have tried using it in numerous recipes and it really does work.  To revisit this article and see the recipes for gluten free scones please click here to read the newsletter.

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Latest Newsletter


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We hope you have enjoyed the posts we have been adding to the website.  Although our newsletter points readers to these articles, we like to share the whole newsletter with our website visitors.  Here is the link to our latest newsletter, to see what we had to see please click here. If you haven’t already […]

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Judging the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards


Posted on: September 10, 2017 | Posted in: Latest News

I had the pleasure of visiting the home of Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, to take part in judging the FreeFrom Eating Out awards  Category ‘Food manufactured for food service’ After a long drive through London I finally made it to the venue just a short distance from Camden Lock. We were greeted with a frothy coffee and […]

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Legal action in Scotland


Posted on: September 5, 2017 | Posted in: Latest News

News has recently broken that a 24 year old woman in Scotland is directly suing a restaurant following an anaphylactic shock having eaten peanut laced hummus, a dish which is traditionally peanut free and which the menu did not state it contained. In light of this case as well as the recent focus on peanut […]

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Avoidable death in Hampshire


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We offer our condolences to the family and friends of Georgina Hickman, a lady who lived and worked locally to us a Food Allergy Aware, who passed away in April following an anaphylactic shock from an unlisted Peanut ingredient. The news broke in July that Georgina had unknowingly eaten a crisp that contained peanut flavouring […]

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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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