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August Recipes (Chocolate Courgette Cake)


Posted on: September 5, 2019 | Posted in: Latest News

Check out these Free From recipes Chocolate Courgette Cake Chocolate Courgette Cake (PDF) from Free From Flour Company (www.freefromflour.co.uk) Click here for more info Ingredients: 4 large eggs, beaten 120ml vegetable oil 120ml whole milk 250g light brown sugar 290g Free From self raising flour 1 tsp xanthan or guar gum 70g cocoa powder 350g grated […]

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August Recipes (Ice-Cream)


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Check out these Free From recipes Ice-Cream Blackberry Peach Ice-Cream (PDF) from RAISE (www.raise.theallergychef.com) Click here for more info Blackberry Peach Ice-cream Ingredients 10 – 12 ounces Organic Peach Flesh 10 ounces Organic Blackberries 4 ounces Organic Maple Syrup 1 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract Method Peel the skin off your peaches and remove the stones. Add […]

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Straw alternatives


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Rice Straws Edible rice straws are being developed in Malaysia as an alternative to the plastic/paper options currently available. Following the UK Government announcing the ban on plastic straws by April 2020 perhaps this is another option to consider? Click here to find out more. Alternative straws made from pasta, wheat and other plant based […]

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Erudus – Product Data Sharing


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Erudus   Erudus is a company that can help those working in the food industry, whether they be manufacturers , wholesalers or caterers. They run a clear coherent data sharing system that allows the user to access the ingredient information from thousands of products, to enable them to provide their customer with accurate information whether […]

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August Recipes (Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts)


Posted on: August 30, 2019 | Posted in: Latest News

Check out these Free From recipes Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts (PDF) from Gluten Free Alice (www.glutenfreealice.com) Click here for more info Doughnut Ingredients: 150g gluten free self raising flour 1/4 tsp gluten free baking powder 1/4 tsp pink himalayan salt 110g caster sugar 120ml almond milk 2 medium eggs (for a vegan alternative you can […]

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Milk Alternatives


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Milk Alternatives A study has found that more plant based products are being used as milk alternatives with the younger consumers being some of the biggest fan of these alternatives. Click here to read more from Food Matters.    

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Bitesize Videos


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Here is this month’s bitesize video discussing disclaimers and how communicating with the free from customer can be adjusted to enable confidence in all parties concerned with ensuring a safe dining experience. Click here What topics would you like here about?  Get in touch and we’ll cover them in future videos.

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Scotland’s Training and labelling shortfall


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Training…. The Scottish Conservatives have carried out their own research and have found that there is a lack of Food Allergy Training being carried out across it’s local authorities and health boards.  Following the UK Governments legislation regarding labelling on pre-packaged foods following the inquest into Pret and Natasha Ednan-Laperouse untimely death it is causing […]

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Staff member fined when serving a vegetarian pizza causing a reaction


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Those responsible for the manufacture, production and serving of food have a duty of care to ensure that those members of society that have a dietary requirement can be confident in the information provided by those working within the food industry. Key components in this confidence are Communication and Training. Zayaan Hussain’s family took him […]

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L3 Training Autumn 2019


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Level 3 Food Allergy Management Training We are running another Highfield Level 3 Training in November 2019 in Southampton.  For those with managerial or supervisor roles that deal with the health and safety within your business this training is important to  enable your business to do what it wants to do rather than just what […]

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Miss out on Cadburys Creme Eggs? Then check out Glutarama’s vegan & gluten free recipe


Posted on: April 19, 2019 | Posted in: Latest News

Wow your customers who are vegan or dairy free – Cream eggs can be eaten all year round ! Check out more FreeFrom and vegan recipes on the Glutarama website by clicking here Ingredients 150ml soya milk 100g caster sugar 1tsp vanilla extract 800g icing sugar 20g coconut oil, melted 300g dairy free chocolate – […]

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Mock Trial – Food Allergy Prosecution – Best training ever!


Posted on: April 18, 2019 | Posted in: Latest News

  Food Allergy Aware and Blake Morgan held a Mock Trial – Food Allergy Prosecution event at the Southampton Offices of Blake Morgan on Wednesday 20 March 2019.  This event was a new and innovative training session put together by Tom Walker, Senior Associate Barrister at Blake Morgan and Caroline Benjamin of Food Allergy Aware […]

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Meet the selective eaters – via caterer.com


Posted on: April 15, 2019 | Posted in: Latest News

In a recent report carried out by Caterer.com it was found that one in every four people who walk into a UK restaurant will have a dietary requirement of some kind.  The report asked 2,000 people with dietary requirements about their eating out habits, and it turns out that, far from being a burden, they’re […]

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Extra Mile Book – Avoiding allergens on the move


Posted on: January 10, 2019 | Posted in: Latest News

I recently came across a book which reviews venues just off motorways, and main routes throughout the UK, the book also includes details of how venues can cater for those with a gluten Free diet.  I contacted Laura Collacott for more information and asked if she would be a guest blogger for Food Allergy Aware.  So […]

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#easytoASK – Last But Not Yeast


Posted on: November 9, 2018 | Posted in: Latest News

Check Out Sophie’s Nixons Blog Post on living with multiple allergies from an early age, Sophie talks about her struggles and how she overcomes the challenges to enable her to have a normal teenage life! Sophie is wanting to highlight the Food Standards Agency (FSA) recently launched a campaign, in partnership with both Allergy UK and The Anaphylaxis Campaign, called Easy […]

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Christmas Party Season – how inclusive is your works party!


Posted on: October 29, 2018 | Posted in: Latest News

Do we dare to mention the C word – CHRISTMAS!  Are you in charge of booking the Christmas party?  Do you think of those with special diets as just a tick in a box ?  If you want to do more and be inclusive for those with special dietary requirements check out our fact sheet […]

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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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