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Allergy UK to attend Ice Cream & Artisan Food Show

Issue Date: 6th February 2020

 Allergy UK, the leading UK charity providing support for those living with all types of allergies, is proud to be sponsoring the brand new ‘Alternative Class’ category of this year’s National Ice Cream Awards at The Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show 2020 in Harrogate, 11th – 13th February.

Representatives from the charity will be attending the show on 12th February with a stand providing information on food allergies. Allergy UK’s Head of Endorsements, Leigh George will also be giving a seminar to introduce the charity’s Allergy Aware Scheme. The Scheme is a training programme for catering outlets to demonstrate to customers that they have a high standard of allergen knowledge and can provide excellent customer service for food allergic customers.

Allergy UK is pleased to see the introduction of the new ‘Alternative Class’ category into the Ice Cream Awards programme.  The new category includes products suitable for people living with food allergies. Yorica, an ice cream company which produces a range of ice cream which is free from the top 14 allergens and which is recognised by the Allergy Aware Scheme has been nominated for this award. With food allergy affecting up to 8% of children and 2% of adults(1), it is good to see manufacturers which are demonstrating their willingness to cater for food allergic customers being recognised in awards programmes like this.

For information on The Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show 2020 and to register for tickets, please click here.

 

1. Food Standards Agency, 2016

 

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Press enquiries:

For further information, please contact the Communications team at Allergy UK.

Tel: 01322 611 655 or email: press@allergyuk.org

 

Notes to Editors:

The Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show 2020 will take place in Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate 11-13th February 2020.

About Allergy UK

We are the leading national patient charity for people living with all types of allergy. We work with government, professional bodies, Healthcare Professionals and corporates towards our vision and to help improve the lives of the millions of people with allergic disease.

It is estimated that 21 million people in the UK live with allergic disease. But there remains a gap in healthcare services for those affected by this disease of the immune system. Our mission is to raise the profile of allergy at all levels, with a vision for everyone affected by allergy to receive the best possible care and support.

Our dedicated Helpline is there for people who need our help and support. Our free Factsheets provide information to explain the symptoms and triggers that people with allergy are dealing with.

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