Do you suffer from food allergies? If so, you need to worry less about them than you would have a few years ago. In 2014, new legislation was passed that states that all food that is prepared to be sold has to include information about allergens. That includes not only menus at restaurants, but also products sold in supermarkets and shopping malls. Even if you’re buying a product that is not packaged, the seller has to be able to give you information about it.
However, if you are in a small town or village, keep in mind that rules are not always followed to a tee, and you might find yourself not knowing whether your dish contains an allergen or not. That’s why we have created a list of allergens and their translation in English:
If you are in doubt, and you’re at a restaurant, ask your waiter. Even if they are not able to speak English, they should be able to point at any one of these icons!
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