It’s estimated that one in three of the UK population will suffer from allergies at some time in their lives and that number is on the increase. Common causes of allergy symptoms include food allergies, such as peanut allergy, and seasonal allergies resulting from grass, weed, tree pollen or various moulds. Pet allergies can also cause miserable symptoms such as itchy eyes, sneezing, nasal congestion and wheezing, while allergic skin conditions can cause a rash and itchy skin.
New EU rules come into force this weekend requiring restaurants, cafes, canteens, takeaways, bakeries, delicatessens and sandwich bars to inform customers if the food they serve includes any of 14 allergenic ingredients.
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