DEFRA and FSA food labelling consultation
‘We welcome this announcement and the commitment shown by the Environment Secretary on this issue.
At Allergy UK we believe that whilst those living with allergies must be vigilant on their own behalf, the broader food industry needs to do more than just the bare minimum when it comes to catering for the allergic community.
Allergy is undoubtedly on the rise, which is why awareness is so crucial. In the UK, about ten people die every year from food-induced anaphylaxis, there are also about 1,500 asthma deaths, some of which might be triggered by food allergy. For those at greatest risk, the tiniest trace of food allergen can trigger severe symptoms and, in some cases, cause fatal or near-fatal symptoms.
We encourage all those living with allergies to engage with this consultation to ensure their views on this important issue are heard’.
Click here for advice on managing your food allergy and further information about current food allergen labelling laws.