Why do allergens matter?
Allergies are serious. Some people experience an adverse reaction when exposed to allergenic ingredients in certain foods. Severe reactions will require emergency expert help from a trained paramedic, often using injectable adrenaline.
Sadly about 10 people die in the UK from anaphylaxis induced by a food allergy every year. On top of that, asthma causes about 1,500 deaths. Who knows how many are as a result of a food allergy?
Getting it wrong with allergenic ingredients can be dangerous and, in some cases, life-threatening. That’s why proper food labelling is so important; you should be doing all you can to keep your customers from danger.
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