Food Allergy

Food fears: young Brits with food allergies are spurning eating when out of the home

Young Brits with food allergies 'fear' eating out

By Nicholas Robinson

A significant number of young people aged between 16 and 24 and suffering from food allergies or intolerances fear eating out in pubs and restaurants, shocking new research has claimed.

Stronger focus: FSA will work towards better food safety controls

Food safety controls to be ramped up by local authorities

By Nicholas Robinson

Food safeguards and allergen protection for consumers will be moved up a gear by local authorities, and will be core to delivering a better system of control to ensure a higher level of confidence in UK food.

Allergen legislation: more work needed from pubs and restaurants

Allergen legislation: more work needed from pubs and restaurants

By Daniel Woolfson

One in four people with a food allergy have suffered a reaction while eating in a pub, restaurant or café, despite the new Food Information to Consumer (FIC) regulations that came into force in 2014, figures from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) have shown.

Pubs aren't up to scratch on allergen labelling, experts claim

Food Safety

‘Pubs not up to scratch on allergen labelling’

By Nicholas Robinson

Pubs are lagging behind the rest of the food industry on food allergen labelling, experts have warned, following the release of the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) latest local authority food law report.

Allergy UK CEO Carla Jones said scheme would recognise operators going above and beyond legislation

Allergen Legislation

Allergies: new scheme to help operators

By Daniel Woolfson

Allergy UK has launched a new accreditation scheme aimed at helping UK operators cater better to customers with food allergies and intolerances.

Eggs are among the 14 allergens included in new legislation coming in on 13 December


Allergens legislation training

By Jo Bruce

New EU food allergen legislation comes into effect today. PubFood offers some more tips on making sure you are ready

Many publicans are unprepared for the new allergen laws coming into play on 13 December

Allergen law

Top tips for dealing with the new allergen laws

By Elliot Kuruvita

The deadline to comply with the new allergen laws is now less than four months away but few publicans have even begun to plan. Elliot Kuruvita looks at ideas to help licensees stay on the right side of the law