As a member of IFST, the Food Standards Agency recognises that you may have valuable insight and knowledge surrounding food hypersensitivity. The Food Standards Agency aims to optimise the living standards for people living with food hypersensitivities in the UK. To achieve this, the FSA would like to gather a number of different views, priorities and perspectives surrounding food hypersensitivity.
Why is the Food Standards Agency (FSA) carrying out this survey?
Around 2% of adults and 8% of children in the UK have a food hypersensitivity. This includes:
- Food allergies (which involve the immune system, and can cause severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis)
- Coeliac disease
- Food intolerances (e.g. lactose intolerance) which do not involve the immune system).
They are carrying out this survey to gain a better understanding of the key questions and issues the FSA needs to address through research, in order to better provide safe food for people with food hypersensitivities.
Share your thoughts using the survey linked below.