Once you have been diagnosed with an allergy to a seed or other “nut”, you will need to avoid it and foods that contain it.
Read the ingredient lists on food packets carefully every time you shop. These foods are not included in the list of top 14 major food allergens in the UK. This means they will normally be listed as an ingredient on the label, but they won’t be highlighted, 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 not required by law to provide information about ingredients that are not included in the top 14 major food allergens. This means you will need to ask staff directly if the food you’d like to buy contains the food you’re allergic to and if there is a risk of cross-contamination. Let them know that even small quantities can cause a reaction and don’t be afraid to ask staff to check with the chef.