With many heath conditions and ailments having to take a backseat in the last 12 months due to COVID-19, Allergy Awareness Week, running from the 20th-25th April is a great opportunity to focus on catering for customers, pupils and residents with allergies and providing delicious menu options to suit all.
In fact, some figures suggest that staggeringly by 2025, half of the entire European population will be affected by an allergy of some kind.
An allergy is a hypersensitive response from the body, when the immune system encounters a certain substance. Allergies have been on the rise in the last decade with caterers and chefs having to improve kitchen practises and communication, not just to ensure customer safety but to take advantage of the gluten-free, vegan and other various food trends linked to health.
Gluten, celery, soy, egg, dairy, fish and nuts are some of the most widespread food allergies but nowadays, there is no excuse as to why anyone has to miss out. Spruce up your line up in anticipation of the week and do your bit to make your offering as inclusive as possible. We have a strong selection of finished products such as our gluten-free desserts to cater for cafés, bars, pubs, care homes and schools so whatever the allergy, we have a solution.
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