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Food Allergy Week 2024 - When eating out, always ask, always tell

Food Allergy Week 2024 runs from 26 May to 1 June, and is an initiative of Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia, the national patient/carer support organisation. The theme for Food Allergy Week 2024 is 'When eating out, always ask, always tell'.

The risk of an allergic reaction increases significantly when eating out or eating anywhere away from home, so everyone living with food allergy, and those around them, need to become more ‘allergy aware’. Not talking about it and presuming food is safe increases the risk of a severe allergic reaction.

At Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia, trained allergy educators are available to talk on their free helpline about food allergy management questions and point you in the right direction for the best medical care.  

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This news item was issued on 27 May 2024 by Jill Smith, CEO of ASCIA, the peak professional body for clinical immunology and allergy in Australia and New Zealand.