Food allergies

Although most allergic reactions to food are mild, some can be very serious or fatal.

Food allergies can be life threatening and the only way people can deal with a food allergy is to avoid the foods that make them ill. An oversight by a food business – such as serving someone food to which they are allergic – can damage the reputation of the business, as well as cause serious harm to the customer. Food allergens cannot be removed by cooking. This is why it’s essential to practise good kitchen hygiene, as well as careful separation, storage and labelling of ingredients when preparing food.

Our free online food allergy training has information and guidance on ensuring the food that is produced and served to consumers is safe. 

Online food allergy training

Online food allergy training

Free online food allergy training from Food Standards Scotland

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Allergy Poster

Download a poster detailing the 14 major allergens that must be mentioned when used as ingredients on food.