This infographic has been supplied by the Food Standards Agency, as part of Food Allergy Awareness Week (28th April-5th May 2014).
They are also inviting you to test your knowledge by completing this great little quiz. Just follow the link below:
In a former life I worked for the Food Standards Agency as part of the team that was responsible for raising awareness of food allergies and intolerance, as well as commissioning research in this area and working with food manufacturers on labelling and contamination issues. I know they do a great job and as a parent of a child who suffers with food intolerances, I understand that raising awareness amongst the general population is really important.
So if you have a moment to spare, I urge you to take a look at this information and test your own knowledge. Hopefully you will learn something new and by sharing this information, we might just help to dispel some of the myths that surround food allergy and intolerance.