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Creating an effective uniform for the healthcare industry

20Feb

Businesses in the healthcare industry have certain specific considerations that they need to keep in mind when they’re creating a uniform. Businesses in the healthcare industry have certain specific considerations that they need to keep in mind when they’re creating a … Continue reading

  

KoKo Dairy free new nut warnings

16Jun

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It would seem that KoKo Dairy free have recently changed their packaging due to circumstances at their factory. I was made aware of this by someone on Instagram who was very quick to point out that I was wrong to … Continue reading

  

Living on stale bread… freefrom is expensive!

19Mar

It costs a LOT more to feed an allergic person than it does for those with no allergies. And I’m not just talking about the increased cost of freefrom food, although some of it is very expensive compared to its … Continue reading

  

There’s nothing in an Oxo stock cube…

4Mar

Butternut squash, sweet potato and OXO CUBE SOUP

Oxo cubes. We all know about those. We don’t eat Oxo cubes if we are allergic to wheat or celery because they are not just stock… they are lots of other things too. The moral of this blog is that … Continue reading

  

I shared my Ombar #dairyfree #nutfree #soyafree chocolate

30Nov

Ombar dairy, gluten, wheat, soya and nut free chocolate

I’ve talked about this before. Sharing. I’m not good at it. Not when it comes to my special #freefrom carefully sought and expensively bought wares. Especially not when it comes to chocolate because the chocolate I eat has to be … Continue reading

  

Eating at Gourmet Burger Kitchen with multiple allergies…

28Nov

Gluten, dairy, tomato and nut free burger at Gourmet Burger Kitchen

We recently put Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) to a pretty stringent test of their allergen catering protocol. I wouldn’t normally ever turn up somewhere without having first phoned, exchanged emails and been through the menu to ascertain before hand what … Continue reading

  

Please don’t butter the mushrooms…

31Jul

Mushrooms fried in rape seed oil - no butter in sight

I love mushrooms but I can rarely eat them outside my own kitchen because every chef on the planet seems to cook them in butter. But a fried breakfast just isn’t a fried breakfast without mushrooms. To me, mushrooms fried … Continue reading

  

Surviving three VERY different weddings with allergies

27Jul

Normal wedding catering - not freefrom by any stretch of the imagination

This year we were invited to three very different weddings. One involving a walk in the Lake District and a riotous Ceilidh in the evening, one involving camping and outdoor entertainment and one traditional wedding at a hotel venue. What … Continue reading

  

ITV news, allergen regs and a FreeFrom cafe

24Jul

Me outside ITN Studios before the filming

The allergen regulations came into play in December 2014, almost six months ago, so food service businesses have had quite some time to get ready for the allergic community. There was plenty of warning before the regulations came into effect … Continue reading

  

On not living in fear because no one should have to…

25Apr

It's Allergy Awareness Week so I wanted to talk about living with fear

Nobody should be living in fear, it’s not a nice place to be. Believe me, I’ve been there. I have spent years too frightened to eat out. Scared people will laugh at me or think I’m a freak. Fearful that … Continue reading

  

Food safety and gloves

15Apr

When preparing food in your kitchen or restaurant it is essential that you take care when handling raw meat and other foodstuffs. According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), there are an estimated 5.5 million cases of food poisoning each … Continue reading

  

Can you eat mini cheddars?

23Dec

Can't eat mini cheddars - got a dairy allergy

Do you ever feel the steam rising when people who know you have allergies keep on offering you unsuitable snacks or foods? I think it’s just an instinctive sharing thing, I think people don’t mean to make you want to … Continue reading

  

Hidden milk and lactic acid in salami meat

6Nov

Salami is meat, right? It shouldn’t have milk in it. To find out whether it might it helps to understand how it’s made. It involves making a paste of meat, generally pork and beef. Then salt, spices etc. are added … Continue reading

  

Last chance to get FREE tickets to the Allergy Show

3Jul

The Allergy & Free From Show sponsored by Udi’s gluten Free

Hello there #freefromers. This your last chance to download free tickets to the The Allergy & Free From Show sponsored by Udi’s gluten Free. The Allergy & Free From Show sponsored by Udi’s gluten Free It’s going to be a … Continue reading

  

Only 17% of people with allergies/coeliacs trust waiting staff

10Jan

FreeFrom eating out awards 2014

Damning results from a recent survey suggests that “Only 17% of allergy sufferers and coeliacs trust waiting staff to give them accurate information about allergens or gluten in the food they are serving.” A wake-up call to the food service … Continue reading

  

When pubs panic about catering for allergies – Allergy diet cards

28Nov

Ham, egg and chips: Cross contamination possible on the grill, the pan and chip fat fryer

Eating out with an allergy or coeliac disease is a challenge. If you have multiple allergies it becomes even trickier. Not only do you need to communicate the severity of your allergy, you also need to discover what risks might … Continue reading

  

A funny story about having allergies – beware of the teaspoons…

24Nov

This is a true story which had me rolling on the floor laughing. One of my clients is based in Hemel and I love going into the office. They are really good at understanding that I have allergies and there … Continue reading

  

Should you eat almonds if you have a nut allergy?

27Aug

So, the peanut and nut allergy may not extend to almonds, blood tests show very low percentages for both almonds and coconut. I can eat coconut no problem, I love the stuff! Praise be for Coconut milk and Thai curries. … Continue reading

  

When Kitchens Attack

5Apr

While we are busy preparing and flitting around the kitchen, we sometimes forget to be careful of seemingly innocent items that can become cross-contamination traps. It’s hard enough cleaning, searching out recipes, shopping and doing everything on time to produce … Continue reading