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Add fresh fruit and vegetables to the allergen labelling rules

Submitted by Alexander Harris on Friday 21st May 2021

Published on Wednesday 2nd June 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 2nd December 2021

Current Signatures: 6
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Add fresh fruit and vegetables to the allergen labelling rules

Petition Details

Hospitality venues are currently legally required to recognise a set list of allergens. Support for other allergies is inconsistent and can put the sufferer in a life-threatening position requiring emergency medical attention. This petition is to extend the recognition to others.

Additional Information

My wife suffers from Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS) and this effectively means that she is allergic to raw fruit and vegetables. We have found that support from establishments is voluntary and we have to build relationships with owners/chefs in order to ensure she is safe. If a listed allergen, outlets will need to clearly label products, make staff aware of requirements, and avoid cross-contamination.

We've had restaurants accidentally contaminate food despite warning them and this results in anaphylaxis meaning emergency treatment. Alternatively restaurants will change their opinion of whether to serve us or not. Please help!

Quick Guide from Allergy UK - https://www.allergyuk.org/assets/000/001/548/Oral_Allergy_Syndrome_original.pdf


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