Food: Allergies

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th June 2021.

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Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Public Health and Primary Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of requiring restaurants to make reasonable adjustments to their food when a customer discloses that they have a serious allergy.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

All food businesses are under a legal obligation to provide information on the presence of the 14 major allergens in food and this information can be provided in a variety of ways. Where a customer declares an allergy, the business should adjust their offering or indicate where this would not be possible so that the customer is able to make a safe and informed choice.

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