Our Factsheets on more than a dozen of the most prevalent allergens are regularly reviewed, in accordance with Information Standard guidelines. One of the most vital elements of this review process is the involvement of people who are affected by the allergen, in reading drafts of revised Factsheets for us. We need them to help us make sure that they are readable, clear and comprehensive. We’re often especially in need of lay reviewers for the less common of these allergens, eg. mustard, sesame, kiwi, etc.
If you or anyone in your family is severely allergic and would be willing to read a factsheet through for us please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org. State which allergies are relevant to you and we will get in touch as and when that particular one is being revised.
I have been a member of the Anaphylaxis Campaign since the age of 6 when I was first diagnosed with treenut allergy. Since then unfortunately my allergies have grown to now include several foods, drugs as well as exercise-induced anaphylaxis and the Anaphylaxis Campaign has been a key lifeline for me and my family throughout. I now work in allergy research and when I started my PhD in food allergy a couple of years ago I thought it would be a fantastic opportunity to become more involved with the charity and be able to share some of my knowledge and personal experiences with other fellow members. – Harriet, lay reviewer.