5 ways to prevent an allergy emergency

5 ways to consider guests with food allergies Food allergies are a concern for many restaurant customers. Approximately 2.5 million Canadians report at least one food allergy.* That’s roughly one out of every 14 people. Since there is currently no cure for food allergies, these people must avoid their allergens to prevent a reaction, which in some cases can be life-threatening (known as anaphylaxis). When it comes to dining out, restaurant owners, servers and customers share in the responsibility to create a safe and enjoyable dining experience. Here’s some information to help. A special thanks to Food Allergy Canada (formerly known as Anaphylaxis Canada). What is a ‘food allergy’? This term refers to a variety of adverse or abnormal reactions to food, ranging from moderate symptoms to severe or life-threatening reactions. Food allergies can be caused by an abnormal response of the body’s immune system to a normally accepted substance, otherwise…