Food allergy information

Food allergen management and advisory labelling

People can be allergic to a wide variety of foods and experience a range of symptoms, some of which can be fatal.

It is  important that anyone with a food allergy or intolerance knows what is in the food they eat.

The Nutrition Program food label shows the allergens when you complete the recipe.

Nutrition Program shows allergens on the food label

All pre-packed food sold in the UK has to show clearly on the label if it contains one of the following ingredients :

  • peanuts
  • other nuts – eg almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, Brazil nuts, cashews, pecan nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts and Queensland nuts
  • sesame seeds
  • eggs
  • milk
  • crustaceans – including prawns, crab and lobster
  • molluscs – including squid, mussels, cockles, whelks and snails
  • fish
  • cereals containing gluten – including wheat, rye, barley and oats
  • soybeans
  • lupin
  • celery
  • mustard
  • sulphur dioxide or sulphites at levels above ten milligrams per kilogram or per litre
The Food Standards Agency has produced some chef cards to help people with food allergy when they are eating out. You can download these cards from here
If you want to find the allergens in recipes – the Nutrition Program shows you very quickly all the major allergens in our food.

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