There are more than 2 million allergy sufferers in the UK and an estimated 600,000 with coeliac disease. For them, eating out can be a minefield. All it takes is one small ingredient to cause a potentially life threatening reaction.
Since December 2014, those who eat out, whether it’s a takeaway or in a restaurant, will no doubt have noticed the increasing availability of allergen information appearing on menus and notice boards. This is due to new legislation from the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU FIC), changing the way food business provide allergen information to their customers.