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Tagged: Food Labelling

Is gluten an allergen and do oats contain gluten?

6Aug

Oats do not contain gliadin, the protein in gluten containing cereals.  It does contain avenin and can cause problems for some coeliacs.

At the recent judging session for FreeFrom Eating out Awards we had a heated discussion about oats and whether they came under the Top 14 allergens banner. I thought that oats were not in the Top 14 allergens but others … Continue reading

  

Milk in cooked chicken? Dairy allergy alert

14Jul

This is really a little mini rant for my Mum who recently braved the ‘catering for the allergic girl’ challenge. She’s pretty good at it now but almost fell foul to hidden dairy in cooked chicken. What is it even … Continue reading

  

Ten brilliant gift ideas for people with eczema, allergies

15Dec

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With only a few shopping days till Christmas this blog is a little late but you still have time. So what do you buy for someone who has to eat only special nut and dairy free chocolate, has sensitive skin … Continue reading

  

BBC Breakfast filming about new allergen labelling laws

4Dec

Filming with BBC Breakfast about new allergen labelling laws

Today I have been filming with Graham Satchell of the BBC for a feature about the new allergen labelling regulations which will become law on the 13th December. You can find out more on the Food Standards Agency website. Filming … Continue reading

  

Calling all adults with peanut allergies !

30Apr

TRACE peanut study

This week I went to the Royal Brompton Hospital in London for an initial consultation to assess my eligibility for the TRACE peanut study. The study aims to pinpoint the level of peanut protein small enough to cause no reaction … Continue reading

  

Always check labels – milk in Tyrells vegetable crisps

2Jan

Tyrells Vegetable crisps with Rosemary and garlic contain cheese powder

You know when you go to parties and you either take your own food, eat before you go or speak to the host to check which foods might be suitable for you? Well the one thing I have always known … Continue reading

  

Twenty tips for cutting out processed food

17Nov

Cutting out processed food is no easy feat. I know, I’ve tried it. So here, to set down some ground rules and get you started and explain how to go about cutting out the wrong things and eating the right … Continue reading

  

Weekly freefrom shop with allergies – 8 in 1 week!

31Oct

This week's Goodness Direct order with free packet of Goobers

Have you ever analysed how long it takes you to do your weekly allergen friendly food shop? If you’re like me you’ll stock up, use the freezer for home made ready meals and soups but in one week I can … Continue reading

  

Can you buy nut and dairy free cocoa powder?

29Jul

Plamil chocolate drops nut and dairy free

Cocoa powder is just that, cocoa powder isn’t it? Well maybe not. It nearly always contains sugar; finding one without sugar is impossible. They also probably contain skimmed milk powder if sold as a hot chocolate powder drink and on … Continue reading

  

Dairy free wine from Villa Noria – tested!

25Jun

Uva wines - villa noria freefrom wine

In my quest to find wine that is free from too many chemicals and fining agents, free from dairy and low in sulphites I came across a little independent company called Uva Wines (thanks to my friend Chris, who knows … Continue reading