ALLERGENS/INTOLERENCES/ANAPHYAXIS

 

ALL DINERS WITH ANY ALLERGENS, INTOLERENCES, ANAPHYLAXIS ARE ASKED TO INFORM OUR STAFF NO LESS THAN 24 HOURS NOTICE IN ADVANCE OF THEIR BOOKING DATE.

 

PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE THE  FORM BELOW FOR EVERY DINER THAT HAS ANY ALLERGIES, INTOLERENCES OR ANAPHYLAXIS AND BRING WITH YOU ON YOUR DAY OF RESERVATION.

 

 

What Is a Food Allergy?

  • A food allergy is a medical condition in which exposure to a food triggers a harmful immune response. The immune response, called an allergic reaction, occurs because the immune system attacks proteins in the food that are normally harmless. The proteins that trigger the reaction are called allergens.

  • The symptoms of an allergic reaction to food can range from mild (itchy mouth, a few hives) to severe (throat tightening, difficulty breathing).

  • Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is sudden in onset and can cause death.

 

To Which Foods Are People Allergic?

  • More than 170 foods have been reported to cause allergic reactions.

  • Eight major food allergens – milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish and crustacean shellfish – are responsible for most of the serious food allergy reactions.

  • Allergy to sesame is an emerging concern.

The Main 14 allergens are:

 

  • celery

  • cereals containing gluten – including wheat (such as spelt and Khorasan), rye, barley and oats

  • crustaceans – such as prawns, crabs and lobsters

  • eggs

  • fish

  • lupin

  • milk

  • molluscs – such as mussels and oysters

  • mustard

  • tree nuts – including almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, brazil nuts, cashews, pecans, pistachios and macadamia nuts

  • peanuts

  • sesame seeds

  • soybeans

  • sulphur dioxide and sulphites (if they are at a concentration of more than ten parts per million)