What is the Allergy Aware Scheme?
Allergy UK understands that one of the biggest fears for people living with food allergy is eating out. Our consumer survey (Allergy UK, ‘Living in Fear’, 2015) revealed that 92% of those living with allergy are scared to eat out. Allergy UK’s Allergy Aware Scheme recognises caterers who provide peace of mind to both customers and staff; customers feel reassured that they are eating at a restaurant or café that takes food allergy seriously, whilst staff feel confident that they have the necessary training to cater for people with food allergy.
95% of people living with food allergy would feel more confident eating out at a food outlet that was recognised by Allergy UK’s Allergy Aware Scheme. (Allergy UK, ‘Eating out with food allergy or intolerance’, 2016)