Articles tagged with: allergy

Q. What do the “May contain traces” statements mean on food and can my allergic child have them?

Q. What do the “May contain traces” statements mean on food and can my allergic child have them?

A. The statement 'May contain traces of ..." is put onto food labels when manufacturers believe that the food is at risk of contamination from a problem ingredient such as peanuts or fish (called an allergen). This usually arises when nut-free biscuits, say, are baked on the same line as biscuits that have peanuts. Despite their best efforts to clean the production line, you can never rule out the chance that a small piece of peanut from one batch may accidentally get into another batch or...

26 February 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Product Review: COYO coconut yoghurt alternative

Product Review: COYO coconut yoghurt alternative

COYO coconut milk yoghurt has been on my radar for a while. Being advertised as dairy free, vegan, soy free, gluten free, lactose...

15 August 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Read the May issue of the Foodwatch Newsletter now

Read the May issue of the Foodwatch Newsletter now

May 13 – 19 is Food Allergy Awareness Week and so in this issue of the Foodwatch Newsletter we talk about food allergies – what...

14 May 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Product review: Lactose-free yoghurts side-by-side

Product review: Lactose-free yoghurts side-by-side

Ever felt overwhelmed when browsing the yoghurt section in your supermarket? There's so much to choose from - natural, flavoured,...

21 August 2012 by Catherine Saxelby