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We have received a number of enquiries relating to the provision for food allergic visitors to the Olympic Games and after consultation with the Food Standards Agency, our understanding of the situation is as follows:
Small amounts of food can be brought into the Olympic sites, for example a sandwich and a packet of crisps, although picnics will not be permitted. If you are concerned about having your food confiscated, a medical note should be able to back up any claims or concerns. A medical note may also be required to cover any emergency medication such as adrenaline injectors, brought into the sites.
The London 2012 office has confirmed that food stalls will provide food to suit various dietary requirements including food allergy so there should also be options to purchase food as well.
In summary, people can bring in small quantities of food for personal consumption that fits into a rucksack. They will not be allowed to bring in picnic baskets or hampers.
If you are part of the Olympic workforce, those with severe allergies can bring in their own food if they have a doctor’s note
The list of prohibited and restricted products can be found on the following link, however there is no specific mention of people with food allergies. http://www.london2012.com/mm/Document/Documents/General/01/25/44/06/Prohibitedandrestricteditemslists_Neutral.pdf