Once you have been diagnosed with a mustard allergy, you will need to avoid mustard and foods that contain it.
Read the ingredient lists on food packets carefully every time you shop. Mustard is included in the list of top 14 major food allergens in the UK. This means it must be highlighted on ingredients labels, in bold for example.
Read the ingredient list every time you buy a product as manufacturers change their recipes often.
When eating out
Restaurants, cafes, hotels, takeaways and other catering businesses are required by law to provide information on major allergens, including mustard. Ask staff directly if the food you’d like to buy contains mustard and if there is a risk of cross-contamination and let them know that even small quantities can cause a reaction. Don’t be afraid to ask staff to check with the chef.