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Ever since we launched the Children’s category in 2013 nutritional therapist and special diet chef Christine Bailey has gathered together a group of 8 to 10 kids to act as our judging panel. These sessions were greatly enjoyed by the children and worked well in that we did get some feed back from the children to pass on to manufacturers. However we felt that we really needed more. Read on.


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A few weeks ago Alex asked his Twitter followers what freefrom products they would love to be able to buy – but still can’t. Good gluten-free croissants, Black Forest gateau – and tinned spaghetti! For more see Allergy Insight.


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Why, for the 2021 FreeFrom Food Awards, 'No top 14 allergens' has become no top 15? Should there be more than 14 food allergens on the register? How come those 14 were chosen? And why not kiwi? Or legumes? Or corn?.... Read on.


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Winners announced at a virtual presentation on October 8th. Product of the Year was awarded to Promise for their Gluten Free Soft White Loaf, Product Range of the Year went to Tesco Ireland for their FreeFrom range, Retailer of the Year went to Aldi. For more go here.


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Those with years of experience in living with food allergies will already be wary of takeaway food, whether it be from a machine or a ‘live’ outlet, but newcomers to the condition may not be aware of how risky an indulgence this could be. So Torfaen County Borough Council’s small study comes as a timely warning. Read on.


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Lindiwe has a whole raft of life threatening food allergies but.... they do not define her life or who she is. She is not a sufferer – but a reactor. 'An allergic reaction is just a response, not a state of living. Let’s change the narrative from pain and misery to understanding and patience. Let the reactors decide when they’re suffering!
If you are an allergy reactor, add your picture to her campaign – 'I am the person behind the allergy' on her excellent The Allergy Table blog.


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Does your child have a food/drink allergy or intolerance? Do you wish your child was the same as their friends and could eat and drink everything that they do? Yes? .....then this is the book for you and your family – inspired by my son Luca and our experiences as a family. Luca the Lion is 5 and has allergies. When he starts school he struggles with feeling the odd one out as he watches the other children eat and drink things that he can’t. His friends rally around him and encourage him to see he is not the only one and to look on the bright side of life. £6.99 here on Amazon.


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Ruth Holroyd says that she has now lost count of how many times she has had anaphylactic reactions but on over 30 occasions she has been close to or actually has administered adrenaline, on 10 occasions she has been hospitalised and in the last couple of years she has had two near death experiences. Who better to guide you through living with the threat of anaphylaxis?


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Ninety classic Italian recipes from Italian food guru, Anna del Conte – but, thanks to discreet amendments by freefrom expert, Michelle Berriedale-Johnson – all are gluten free and most either are, or can be, milk free. Soups, pasta dishes, rice and pulse dishes vegetable dishes, salads and desserts including Smoked salmon and pesto sauce for seaweed spaghetti….  Risotto with asparagus…. Plums in wine syrup with rosemary…. Available from Amazon.