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The EU Food Information for Consumers (FIC) legislation came into force in December 2014, and means that food businesses have to make information on 14 allergens available to consumers. This ranges from the most common allergens, such as peanuts and gluten, to less well known triggers for allergic reactions such as mustard and celery. Around 2 million people in the UK suffer from allergies, including 2% of adults and 8% of children.

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Dr Chun-Han Chan, Food Allergy Expert at the FSA, commented: 'It’s been more than a year since the introduction of this legislation and we’re pleased to see real progress in how food businesses provide information on allergens to their customers. In general, the situation is improving for the two million food allergic consumers in the UK, and greater numbers have the confidence to eat out.

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'However, our survey has found that this isn’t true for everyone, and that many establishments aren’t yet providing the information that their customers need. The number of people suffering from food allergies and intolerances has increased in the last decade, so it’s clear that it is not something businesses can ignore. Allergies can be fatal, and this is why it is vital food businesses give their customers information they can trust.'

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More than half (58%) of allergic consumers said that their overall experience of eating out has improved; just 6% said it has got worse. As a result, a similar proportion (52%) say they now feel more confident eating out than they did before the legislation was introduced.

If anyone encounters a food business not providing information on the 14 allergens, they should report it to its local authority which will investigate. The survey showed that those affected are currently more likely to report it to staff in the first instance (69%) or complain on social media after the event (23%).

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Code Company Price Change Change % Open High
AAC AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL COMPANY LIMITED. $1.38 -0.01 -0.36% $1.39 $1.39
AAD ARDENT LEISURE GROUP $1.15 +0.02 1.32% $1.14 $1.15
AAX AUSENCO LIMITED $4.00 -0.04 -0.99% $4.01 $4.05
ABC ADELAIDE BRIGHTON LIMITED $3.00 +0.06 2.04% $2.98 $3.00
ABP ABACUS PROPERTY GROUP $1.91 0.00 0.00% $1.92 $1.93
ABY ADITYA BIRLA MINERALS LIMITED $0.77 +0.02 2.00% $0.76 $0.77
ACR ACRUX LIMITED $3.71 +0.01 0.14% $3.70 $3.72
ADU ADAMUS RESOURCES LIMITED $0.72 0.00 0.00% $0.73 $0.74

Food businesses have been given flexibility on how they provide allergy information. This can be communicated verbally through explanations by staff or signposted to where or how more information can be found on menus or in additional leaflets.

Last updated: 28 April 2016

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In total, around a third of those with a food allergy have suffered a reaction in the last year when eating out of the home. The vast majority of these (25%) took place in a restaurant or cafe, with 9% being a result of takeaway food. In most cases (88%) the reaction was self-treated, with 19% of reactions resulting in a hospital visit.
If anyone encounters a food business not providing information on the 14 allergens, they should report it to its local authority which will investigate.
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