Created: 14 September 2018
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) are running a campaign this week to raise awareness of allergen information and to encourage young people to ask about allergens when dining out.
Andrew reports, "Sadly, children and young people are more at risk of dying from an allergic reaction than older adults. The group most at risk are teenagers and those in their 20s, with an estimated 300,000 people living with a food allergy in this age group.
"The FSA, in partnership with Allergy UK and the Anaphylaxis Campaign, have, therefore, timed their campaign to coincide with the beginning of university or college courses, which is a time when many young people are living away from home for the first time. During this time, individuals with allergies may experience peer pressure and the desire to fit in, which may pressure them to take risks when dining out.
"Therefore, the campaign encourages young people to ASK:
Always ask about allergies
To find out more, please see the following link: https://www.allergyuk.org/about/latest-news/734-easy-to-ask-campaign