Around 2 million people in the UK have a food allergy.
As an employer, there are a number of ways you can guarantee your employees’ safety.
Create a safe area for your staff to store their food. Provide safe snacks if your company provides food, and inform any outside caterers of employees with food allergies.
Awareness is also key. Be aware of the different types of food allergens and which allergies (if any) your employees’ have.
Here are the 14 most common food allergens to look out for:
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When Allergens Turn Deadly
The 14 most common food allergens are:
- Sesame seeds
- Cereals containing gluten
- Tree nuts
- Sulphur dioxide or sulphies
- Always ask if someone has an allergy
- Wash your hands before and after meals to prevent cross-contamination
- Learn the signs of an allergic reaction and what to do in an emergency
If you're concered about allergens in your workplace, speak to a Croner expert today on 01455 858 132.