Sadly, due to lack of funding, Action Against Allergy (Registered Charity No.276637) had to close down in August 2020.  The website and any email address or telephone numbers associated with it are no longer monitored. However, as this website contains a wealth of information to help all those with allergic conditions, much of which [...]

2020-09-17T14:14:00+00:00September 2020|Food Allergies, News|0 Comments

The passing of a clinical pioneer

There are millions of allergy sufferers today who have reason to pay tribute to the work of Dr Alfred William “Bill” Frankland, the “grandfather” of clinical allergy, who has died at the age of 108. He was respected world-wide for his contributions to allergy at a time when this was little understood and particularly [...]

2020-04-09T09:00:01+00:00April 2020|Food Allergies, News|0 Comments

Food Standard Agency Symposium 2020 – a vision for the future of the food hypersensitive consumer. Notes on the presentation from Michelle Berridale-Johnson

Welcome – an overview Heather Hancock, Chair FSA. The aim of the Food Standards Agency's programmes is to improve the quality of life for the two million people who have to live with food allergies – and the nearly 5 million people who live with food intolerances. A job which is very much worth [...]

2020-04-07T09:40:47+00:00March 2020|Food, Food Allergies, News|0 Comments


It won’t cost you ANYTHING! Making ends meet is difficult for so many of us these days. And raising funds to keep going is the hardest task of all for charities like ours right now. For over 40 years our information and advisory service has been a lifeline for many suffering from all kinds [...]

2019-09-13T12:19:12+00:00September 2019|News|0 Comments


Better labelling needed to save lives says Nadim Ednan-Laperouse Our daughter Natasha died after eating a baguette sandwich purchased at Pret a Manger, Heathrow Airport in July 2016.  The bread had sesame seeds baked into the dough that were not mentioned on the label.  This lack of information failed to give what would have [...]

The Food Standard Agency are seeking your views on allergen labelling

The consultation launched on 25 January and will run for nine weeks. The main issue is the rule concerning foods prepacked for direct sale which are currently not required to carry allergen information. Consumers could assume the absence of allergen information on food packaging means the food does not contain allergens, which may not [...]

2019-01-31T12:19:23+00:00January 2019|Food, Labelling, Legislation, News|0 Comments

How Clean Is Our Water On Tap?

How much do you know about the water you drink or bathe in? Maxima Skelton, founder-director of The Healthy House, reveals some surprising facts. We should be thankful that we can simply turn on the tap and get "safe" water to drink and bathe in. Before chlorination of water was introduced in the early [...]

2018-05-18T15:49:24+00:00May 2018|News, Water|0 Comments
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