Allergy Awareness Week
Allergy Awareness Week 2016 is in full swing until 1st May, it aims to draw attention to the plight of allergy sufferers and show support. So just in time for the weekend, you too Can Dine Out too with this amazing allergy free restaurant guide designed by our lovely friends at Buyagift.com, the UK’s leading gift experience provider has created a useful guide which shows the best chain restaurants in the UK that cater for allergy sufferers.
This interactive guide provide allergen information for a wide variety of the most popular brand restaurants across the UK, empowering you to make informed decisions about where and what to eat. Scroll through the restaurants and click to view relevant information such as; gluten-free menus, food allergy policies, variety of dishes available as well as sample gluten-free dishes.
Please click here to view the interactive guide: https://www.buyagift.co.uk/eating-out-with-food-allergy
Whilst around 1 in 5 people have some level of food sensitivity in the UK: for 2% of adults, their food allergy is potentially life threatening. Checking ingredients is mandatory for people on restrictive diets, already cautious of processed foods. Although sufferers aren’t deterred from eating out, a survey we conducted showed that 55% check online menus before going out.
Considering that 30% of those surveyed suffer with coeliac disease (diagnosable by blood tests), 36% with lactose intolerance (trickier to diagnose), 14% with egg allergies and a further 12% allergic to peanuts: knowing what goes into your food is vital.
Subsequently, in 2014 a legislation was introduced requiring restaurants to provide allergy information in the form of an FIR food intolerance report, which reports on the 14 EU listed allergens, see that list here.
This guide shows, at-a-glance, allergen-related information covering 24 brand restaurants, 4 independent gems worthy of honourable mention and over 2,800 individual restaurants across the UK: helping you make informed decisions about where and what to eat.