British Food Allergy Awareness
Started 3 petitions
National Health System to revaluate the catering for children & adults with food allergies
Food allergies are difficult enough to manage on a day-to-day business but when you are ill in hospital it is much worse. Adults and children have found themselves not eating because there is nothing on the ward they can have, food has been appalling (see photo), or they have felt unsafe with the staff lack of knowledge of food allergies. All patients need to eat when ill to build up strength, this is detrimental to their health and their mental health, as this can cause anxiety. In the past family and friends have brought food in for them so they can eat safely and something that it is edible, but with covid this has made this very difficult. Patients either adult or child should not have to rely on family and friends to supply food, we have as much rights as any other patient, yet we are being treated differently. These are microwave meals and the choice is limited, so if in hospital for some time you will repeat every day for breakfast, every 4 days for main meals, and every 2 days for desert. See more photos on website https://bfaa.life/hospital-food/ Please sign this petition to get the government to revaluate, to provide staff training, and edible safe food.
Food companies to have mandatory logo for new recipes on packaging for allergy sufferers.
It is hard enough to have a life-threatening food allergy or food intolerance and constantly look at labels to make sure you are safe. When companies change ingredients, we do not know, and we must triple check foods constantly that we are safe with just in case ingredients have been changed. British Food Allergy Awareness would like it to become mandatory for companies to have a logo on front of their packaging stating ingredients change or new recipe.
Sellers of food on social media to show which registered local authority with on advert
There are several businesses on social media selling sweets, cakes and food that are not registered with the local authority. These individuals who are selling food are extremely dangerous as there is no risk assessment, no hygiene courses, no training , no ingredients list, no allergens list, no insurances, so on. This undermines reputable businesses that adhere to the law and that make sure people with allergies are kept safe. Allergies can come on at any time of life and not providing ingredient lists is dangerous to people and especially those who have allergies already. Adults and children die of anaphylaxis and I would like it to be law that the people who advertise on social media have to put on their adverts who the name of the local authority they are registered with. I would also like those who do not put this information on their advert or falsify the information to be prosecuted.