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Essentially Catering Magazine - October 2018

        Industry News

                                                               Easy to ASK

                                                               about allergens

                                                                A recent survey
                                                                shows that over
                                                                half of young people
                                                                (60%) with a food
                                                                allergy or intolerance
                                                                have avoided eating
                                                                out in the last six
                                                                months due to their
                                                                  The results are
                                                                from a bespoke survey
                                                                released by the Food
                                                                Standards Agency
                                                                (FSA) in partnership   Always ask about allergies
                                                                with Allergy UK (AUK)
        UK’s top 10 fish &                                      and the Anaphylaxis   Speak Up
                                                                Campaign (AC), on the
                                                                                      Keep Safe
        chip shops named                                        views of young people
                                                                living with food allergies
                                                                and intolerances. The survey also revealed that while
                                                                67% of respondents reported being aware of the legal
                                                                requirement of food businesses to provide information
        The top 10 finalists in the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year   on the top 14 allergens, only 14% felt extremely
        Award have been announced by competition organiser      confident asking for allergen information when dining
        Seafish. The finalists, who will now batter it out to be   out and 14% reported feeling not at all confident.
        named the champion of the 2019 National Fish & Chip       The FSA, working with AUK and AC, has launched
        Awards are (in alphabetical order):                     easy to ASK, a campaign designed to empower young
                                                                people to ask food businesses about allergens when
        ●  Angel Lane Chippie, Penrith, Cumbria
        ●  Captain’s Fish and Chips, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire         eating out, so that they can make safe choices. The
        ●  Dolphin Takeaway, Dungannon, County Tyrone           campaign follows several allergy-related deaths
        ●  Harbour Lights, Falmouth, Cornwall                   among young people - data shows that children and
        ●  Krispies Fish & Chips, Exmouth, Devon                young adults are disproportionately more prone to die
        ●  Low’s Traditional Fish & Chips, Westhill, Aberdeenshire   from an allergic reaction than adults.
        ●  Mister C’s, Selby, North Yorkshire
        ●  Olley’s Fish Experience, Herne Hill, London
        ●  Papa’s Fish and Chips, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire
        ●  The Crispy Cod, Tonyrefail, Rhondda Cynon Taf
          Marcus Coleman, Chief Executive Officer at Seafish,
        said: “It’s not possible to reach this stage of the competition
        without displaying true quality in every aspect of running
        a fish and chip business, so these 10 shops should be
        extremely proud of what they’ve achieved so far.”
          The winner of the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award
        will be announced at The National Fish & Chip Awards’ 31st
        anniversary ceremony in London on 24 January 2019.

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