Red Tractor Assurance
Red Tractor Assurance is a small organisation that owns and operates the Red Tractor Assurance, the largest farm and food assurance scheme in the UK that is used across the food supply chain to provide clear food labelling about the quality and sourcing of your food. .
MCS- Aware – The Charity for Environmental Illness
Since 2005 we have provided information and support to thousands of people in Britain and worldwide suffering from chemical, food and electro-sensitivities. You can receive information by email or by post on chlorine free paper.
- Our Support Group offers links to a discounted counselling service and advice for welfare, benefits and appeals. Members can get access to discounts, leaflets, a penpal community, a suppliers directory and information to give to GPs for hospital treatment.
- We offer a yearly subscription to our quarterly MCS Magazine which is packed full of news, features, recipes and advice.
- Our regular e-Newsletters provide up-to-date news and advice to our members and can advertise products or services which may be helpful.
The Anaphylaxis Campaign provides tailored services for individual and clinical professional members and also has a corporate membership programme.
Key Activities of the Anaphylaxis Campaign include:
- Providing a Helpline and information services – providing advice by telephone, e-mail, factsheets,video film and online channels
- Raising awareness and providing support through a programme of Workshops for parents of allergic children as well as for young people aged 11-18. Running local Support Group meetings and regional medical meetings
- Food safety developments – working with caterers, manufacturers and retailers to raise awareness and protect people from harmful allergens.
- Education – in addition to work with individuals, the Campaign works to educate schools, nurseries, colleges, universities and youth groups in allergy management. Following the success of our AllergyWise training for School Nurses we have developed an online training programme for families, individuals and carers and for healthcare professionals and will soon launch AllergyWise for GP’s and Practice Nurses.
- Campaigning – to improve allergy services within the NHS.
Allergy UK is the leading national charity dedicated to supporting the estimated 21 million allergy sufferers in the UK. We provide a dedicated helpline, support network and online forum for those with allergy and intolerance.
We also help and support to educate health care professionals who work with patients with allergic conditions.
The Aims of Allergy UK
How we make a difference
Allergy UK is the leading national charity providing advice, information and support for those with allergies and food intolerances. We act as the ‘voice’ of allergy sufferers, representing those affected by this multi-organ disease.
We make a difference by:
- Providing information and support through our dedicated helpline
- Empowering people with allergy and food intolerance to manage their symptoms
- Enabling sufferers to receive appropriate diagnosis and treatment through education of healthcare professionals
- Working with our supporters and volunteers to raise awareness
- Educating corporate bodies in the need for products suitable for allergy and food intolerance sufferers
- Conducting ongoing medical and social research into the causes and impact of allergy and food intolerance, and lobbying for better allergy services.
- Improve awareness of food-related allergies, intolerances and autoimmune illnesses;
- Lobby the Government and manufacturers to remove known problem ingredients from food and improve labelling;
- Work with the catering industry to improve knowledge of how to cook safely;
- Produce educational material for schools to help make children (and their parents) more aware and identify sufferers earlier on;
- Improve awareness of food-related issues with doctors;
Food Allergy Research & Education (US)
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in 13 children in the United States – or roughly two in every classroom. FARE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was formed in 2012 as the result of a merger between the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network and the Food Allergy Initiative.
FARE’s mission is to ensure the safety and inclusion of individuals with food allergies while relentlessly seeking a cure.
We do this by:
- Providing evidence-based education and resources,
- Undertaking advocacy at all levels of government,
- Increasing awareness of food allergies as a serious public health issue, and
- Funding world-class research that advances treatment and understanding of the disease.
The IBS Network is the UKs national charity for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Its mission is to inform patients with IBS and to work with health care professionals to offer IBS support and IBS help, creating an IBS society for facilitating self management either individually or through the agency of an IBS group.
Supporting people living with irritable bowel syndrome
Coeliac UK is the leading charity working for people with coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis (DH). Our mission is to improve the lives of people with coeliac disease through support, campaigning and research.
Coeliac UK wants to see the needs of people with coeliac disease and DH recognised by everyone and met in their everyday lives.
What we do
- providing expert and independent information to help people manage their health and diet
- campaigning on their behalf to improve access to fast diagnosis, good medical treatment and safe foods – in the home and out
- researching new treatments and the possibilities of a cure.
The Coeliac Food and Drink Directory lists around 10,000 food and drink products and is included with Membership. Updates are available monthly. It is the essential guide to a wide range of gluten-free food and drink available throughout the UK and is also available online.
The Food and Drink Helpline is available on 0845 305 2060, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. If you are unsure about the gluten content of any product give our Food and Drink Helpline a call or contact us online.