Some food allergies can be severe, causing potentially life threatening allergic reactions known as anaphylaxis.
Read ingredient labels every time a food is purchased because ingredients and manufacturing processes can change.
Even if the food has been a ‘safe’ food in the past it is important to check the food label every time.
Wash your hands thoroughly with warm soapy water and dry thoroughly before preparing food. Make sure chopping boards are cleaned well in warm soapy water.
There are different strategies to reduce risk - for very young children you may choose not to have the allergen in the home. Keep foods in their original packaging where possible.
Find out what to do if you have an allergic reaction when eating out and you told the staff about your allergy when ordering or after eating a packaged food that was incorrectly labelled.
Learn about how to improve food allergy management by undertaking the FREE All about Allergens training course for food service designed for anyone working in food service.
Website provides age-appropriate information to help teens and young adults with severe allergies. Helping them to feel more connected with others going through similar experiences.