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Gluten – friend or foe?


Posted on: September 17, 2018 | Posted in: Latest News

Back in August, The Guardian newspaper did a feature length article about the debate between gluten intolerance, looking at whether it is just a fad – or not?! As many of us know, there is a lot of negativity surrounding those who choose to eliminate gluten from their diet and those experiencing digestive issues which […]

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Yes – allergy free ice cream does exist!


Posted on: September 14, 2018 | Posted in: Latest News

We’re really excited to share that, after two years of building a loyal free-from fan base at its Soho cafe, Yorica! has gone the extra mile and is now free from all 14 major allergens, allowing even more dietary needs to be accommodated! All 37 items on the menu, including ice cream, soft serve, waffles, crepes, shakes, and toppings […]

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Young allergy sufferers avoid eating out because of their condition


Posted on: September 13, 2018 | Posted in: Latest News

With the 2014 Food Information Regulations being in place for almost 4 years, it is very sad but not surprising that young customers are still choosing not to eat out because of their allergy/intolerance. A study as recently been published that captured the experiences and views of 2599 16-24 year olds.  The report was done in […]

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Christmas Parties – Are your food allergy customers a second thought?


Posted on: September 5, 2018 | Posted in: Latest News

It is the time of year when you are planning for the Christmas party season, menus are being developed, recipes tested and menu printing is in full production.  Either as a menu developer, or someone looking to plan a Christmas party for work – these are the things you should consider, to provide a tasty […]

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Mark Kennett reviews dining out at the Brewers Fayre in Dover


Posted on: June 18, 2018 | Posted in: Latest News

Mark Kennet is the Head Chef at Oscar & Bentleys, who has a FaceBook page Gluten Free Recipes / Gastronomic Rebel  where he shares his creative recipes free from gluten and in many cases FreeFrom many of the 14 allergens so his dishes are suitable for those with allergies and intolerance and not just those […]

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Are you at risk from rice?


Posted on: June 5, 2018 | Posted in: Latest News

Rice is an increasingly popular meal choice and for those avoiding dairy or gluten, rice provides a viable alternative, especially as it is a much lower allergenic choice than soy and nut dairy alternatives.  However individuals consuming rice and rice based products need to be mindful of how much they consume and this is due […]

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We don’t want a repeat of the horse meat scandal


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Being part of Europe means that the UK is able to share key food safety data which helps keep UK residents safe.  However the Local Government Association, which represents 370 local councils across England and Wales, have raised concerns about potential problems caused by leaving the European Union. Part of the reason for their concern […]

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New Legislation


Posted on: May 3, 2018 | Posted in: Latest News

On the 11th April, new European legislation came into force to help limit the levels of carcinogenic Acrylamide in foods.   Acrymalide is a substance which is formed when foods are cooked at high temperatures (over 120C degrees) such as frying, baking and roasting, especially starchy foods like cereals, potato and coffee. Acrylamide is formed during […]

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Shamed by the BBC


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The BBC have used their investigative powers to demonstrate what FreeFrom customers face daily. The popular consumer protection programme delved into how food outlets are continuing to fail to meet their legal obligations to provide information on the allergenic content of their dishes. Not only do the outlets who were filmed not have the allergen information available, their staff […]

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Barbecues for All


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Have you planned what to do this bank holiday or planned the specials for your menu?  It is an ideal opportunity to get out there and enjoy the 3 day weekend in the sun, but have you done all you can to ensure you have catered for everyone and in a safe way? Barbecues, due […]

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Boycott Peter Rabbit


Posted on: March 8, 2018 | Posted in: Latest News

For those suffering from a serious food allergy which could lead to an anaphylactic reaction, the new Peter Rabbit film adaptation has caused disgust and social media outcries. In the film, an allergic man is pelted with blackberries, by Peter and his friends, even throwing one in his mouth, despite them knowing about his condition […]

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Improving Allergy Management in Schools


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A new safe allergy management programme has been piloted in diverse secondary schools in the UK.  The free 7 step School Allergy Action Group (SAAG) toolkit involves senior management teams, cateres, teachers, school medical staff, governors, parents and teachers in the creation of a whole school allergy policy. Due to the increase in school age […]

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Time is ticking – We want to stay in touch


Posted on: February 27, 2018 | Posted in: Latest News

There are new data protection rules coming into force in 2018 which mean that we need your express permission to send you information and to keep in touch. If you have already signed up to our newsletter, you may have done it following one of our training events, a conference or exhibition or through our website. […]

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Be ahead of the game with FreeFrom as one of 2018’s top trends


Posted on: January 11, 2018 | Posted in: Latest News

FreeFrom is again being highlighted as a ‘Top Trend’ for 2018 and it is growing at a rapid rate! What can you do to get ahead of your competitors? Invest in the best staff to impact your bottom line I have done several articles and presentations about the importance of positive customer service and communication, especially […]

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Wooden boards – an enhancement or a potential hazard?


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I have been served all types of dishes on wooden boards, from sharing platters, main courses, desserts to afternoon tea.  Each time I ordered I mentioned I was gluten and dairy free and each time I have been served the server has never mentioned what the food is served on. I have been told by […]

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Vegan Chocolate Cake – With Mayonnaise?!


Posted on: January 10, 2018 | Posted in: Latest News

After our post last month which highlighted a quick and easy vegan mayonnaise recipe, we were very excited to see that Sacla, the well known Italian sauce company, have just launched their own vegan mayo.  Dairy, Egg and Gluten Free, this is a great product for vegan and FreeFrom customers.  The best bit is, you […]

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December 2017 Newsletter


Posted on: December 15, 2017 | Posted in: Latest News

Check out our latest newsletter by clicking here Cross Contamination explained – the Glitter trail…….. Freefrom and vegan recipes…….in preparation for Veganuary in January!    

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Vegan Mayo and More


Posted on: December 13, 2017 | Posted in: Latest News

With veganuary around the corner, we were delighted to find the very quick and easy vegan mayonnaise recipe. BBC Food have created a video recipe for you to try, using the new miracle ingredient, chickpea water.  Click here to give it a go. To find out more about veganuary, going vegan and getting support, or […]

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Bravery honoured as the Pride of Britain


Posted on: December 12, 2017 | Posted in: Latest News

The Pride of Britain Awards are an annual celebration of individuals showing bravery, strength and truly remarkable individuals and this year saw the awards honoured Suzie McCash. Faced with a medical emergency of her mum, rather than freeze or panic,  Suzie, then just four, amazingly kept calm and took vital action to save her mum’s […]

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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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