cookPreparation of food

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with warm soapy water and dry thoroughly before preparing food.

  • Keep benches, utensils and cloths clean by using warm, soapy water.

  • Use paper towel to wipe up spills/crumbs that contain the food allergen.

  • Make sure chopping boards are cleaned well in warm soapy water.  You may choose to have a separate coloured chopping board for food prepared for the person with food allergy.

  • Adapt meals to be suitable for all family members.  If this isn’t possible, prepare allergen free meals first with clean utensils.

Serving food

  • Serve allergen free meal first to avoid confusion.

  • Educate family members and visitors not to share food and drinks.

  • Consider using a coloured plate or cup for the child with food allergy so there is less of a risk of children taking the wrong meal. This is especially helpful for some families who have multiple children with different food allergies.