Could you cut out an allergen from your diet for two weeks?

Could you cut out an allergen from your diet for two weeks?

Allergen Accreditation is challenging caterers and chefs to eliminate one or more allergens from their diet for two weeks to understand how difficult it is to live with a food allergy.

The #Onemcpeakechallenge tasks volunteers to remove at least one of the 14 main food allergens from their diet, which will require checking labels for allergens, cooking at home with other family members who don’t have diet restrictions, and going out to eat.

The challenge aims to help people working in the catering industry to appreciate the problems that customers with food allergies face when eating out. It also hopes to raise money for The Anaphylaxis Campaign and registration is now live with MYDonate. It costs £5 to register and companies and groups are encouraged to contribute £50 for a team entry.

The funding total from the campaign will be announced at the Anaphylaxis Campaign conference on 18th September and Allergen Accreditation will use the experiences of participants to understand more about how the food industry can improve on allergens.