There are a great many problem foods that people cannot tolerate, are allergic to, or must avoid for health reasons.

To narrow it down a little, Safer Eating has focused on the 14 food allergens covered by law and regulations for pre-packed food and drink. From December 2014, this also includes non pre-packed foods, i.e. any food or drink served to customers – from a three-course meal to cakes on a cake stand.

Select an allergen from the diagram to find out more

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In the UK, the most common food allergies are to eggs, milk, fish, peanuts and tree nuts

Version 1 Produced October 2014 Review date October 2016

If you have a dietary requirement that is not covered - please let us know