Allergic reactions to food
Although most allergic reactions to food are mild, some can be very serious or fatal. It only takes a small amount of the food concerned to trigger the reaction.
The Food Standards Agency has advice on Allergen information [external site]:
If you would like to learn more about food allergen labelling, The Food Standards Agency Food allergy on-line training package deals with the new requirements regarding the provision of allergen information.
Consumers should see our Understanding Food Labels page for more information on allergy labelling
For information on the Food Standards Agency's Allergy Science programme, you can visit food.gov.uk.