West Sussex Trading Standards has investigated takeaways in the county. The results have shown just how difficult it can be for people with allergies to stay safe.
As many as 10 out of 14 takeaways incorrectly told a customer – who informed staff they had a milk allergy – that they could eat a lamb doner kebab. West Sussex Trading Standards sent the meals for examination and found all 10 contained milk protein.
West Sussex Trading Standards is continuing to investigate the takeaways restaurants concerned, and is supporting food outlets in the area to improve labelling and allergy information.
If you have had an allergic reaction after a takeaway or eating out, report it to trading standards. You can use this tool to find your local office. Please also report it to the Food Standards Authority, using their reporting tool.
For more information on the investigation from West Sussex County Council: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/news/allergy-warning-over-west-sussex-kebab-meat/