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 [...]

2020-03-10T16:45:23+00:00March 2020|Food, Food Allergies, News|0 Comments

PLEASE HELP US TO HELP OTHERS

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

OPTION FOUR FOR NATASHA’S LAW

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

Understanding Histamine Intolerance

Histamine intolerance is a difficult and frustrating condition to suffer from, not least because so few doctors even recognise its existence. But not so Action Against Allergy patron, Dr Janice Joneja, who, having seen the misery it could cause amongst her patients, has made histamine sensitivity a subject of special research and study [...]

2017-11-24T10:40:57+00:00July 2017|News|0 Comments

Allergy Show Learning Centre

MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR PARENTS OF ALLERGIC CHILDREN Parents trying to cope with the day-to-day problems of children with an allergic condition will be able to get some expert advice from one of the sessions at this year’s Allergy and Free From Show, Olympia on Friday, July 7. Dr Polly James, Clinical Psychologist, and Roisin [...]

2017-11-24T10:40:34+00:00May 2017|News|0 Comments