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SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

Allergy UK

Helpline: 01322 619 898 [email protected] www.allergyuk.org A national medical charity dealing with allergy, chemical sensitivity, and food intolerance.

Anaphylaxis Campaign

Tel: 01252 546100 Helpline: 01252 542029 www.anaphylaxis.org.uk Offers support and information and campaigns for people with life-threatening allergic reactions.

British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI)

Tel: 020 7404 0278

[email protected]

Produces a regularly updated list of NHS allergy clinics throughout the country.

Coeliac UK

Tel: 01494 437278

Helpline: 0870 444 8804

[email protected]

www.coeliac.co.uk

The UK organization for information and advice for people with coeliac disease.

The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)

www.foodallergy.org US-based organization dedicated to providing information on all aspects of allergy.

Food Standards Agency

Tel: 020 7276 8000 Publications: 0845 606 0667 www.foodstandards.gov.uk

MedicAlert®

Tel: 020 7833 3034 Helpline: 0800 581420 [email protected] www.medicalert.org.uk Wearable emergency identification items for people with hidden medical conditions and allergies. Supported by a 24-hour emergency helpline, which accepts reverse charge calls from anywhere in the world in over 100 languages.

USEFUL FOOD SUPPLIERS

Alprosoya

www.alprosoya.co.uk Leading manufacturer of soya-based alternatives to milk, cream, yogurt and desserts. Products widely available in supermarkets.

Clearspring

Tel: +44 (0)20 8749 1781 [email protected] www.clearspring.co.uk Great for high quality organic and traditional European and Far Eastern foods, many of which are nut, dairy, or gluten free.

Crayves

www.crayves.co.uk For delicious organic wheat-, gluten- and dairy-free muffins, cereals, and baked goods.

Doves Farm

www.dovesfarm.co.uk Producers of organic gluten-free flours and mixes, breakfast cereals and cereal bars, savoury biscuits, quick yeast, and flapjacks.

Ecomil

www.ecomil.com Leading European manufacturer of a wide range of organic non-dairy nut drinks.

Glutafin

Glutafin Careline: 01225 711 801 [email protected] www.glutafin.co.uk Emphasizes enjoyment of eating and cooking, with a wide range of tasty gluten-free products. Good tips on how to make the most of their flour mixes.

Gluten Free Foods

www.glutenfree-foods.co.uk For gluten-free biscuits, bread, cakes, cereals, crackers and crispbreads, flour and bread mixes, pasta, and savoury snacks.

Goodness Direct

Tel: 0871 871 6611 (office hours or answer phone) [email protected] www.goodnessdirect.co.uk Great place for specialist diet supplies from xanthan gum to dairy-free cheeses - all home-delivered.

Holland and Barrett

www.hollandandbarrett.com A UK-wide health food chain selling mainly grocery and packaged goods. A few branches have refrigerated sections.

Infinity foods

www.infinityfoods.co.uk For organic products such as gluten-free grains, speciality and gluten-free flours, dried fruit, nuts and seeds, beans, and pulses.

Japanese Kitchen

Tel: +44 (0)20 8788 9014 [email protected] www.japanesekitchen.co.uk Brilliant online site for Japanese ingredients including maccha, miso, and nori.

Juvela

www.juvela.co.uk For gluten-free bread, biscuits, pasta, pizza bases, plus useful information on coeliac disease and on supplies on prescription.

Kallo Foods

www.kallofoods.com

For every kind and flavour of rice cakes plus other snack foods.

Kinnerton Confectionery

www.kinnerton.com The first confectioner in the world to offer chocolates that are manufactured in a nut-free zone. Has luxury chocolate ranges and cartoon character confectionery.

Marigold Health Foods

www.marigoldhealthfoods.com Delicious vegetable bouillon powder (including some gluten free) and nutritional yeast flakes (for cheeseless dairy-free sauces).

Orgran

www.orgran.com Terrific supplier of everything from gluten-free pastas to eggfree pancake mixes. A leading brand to look out for as it's totally focused on health and nutrition.

Plamil Foods

www.plamilfoods.co.uk Supply egg-free mayonnaise, dairy-free chocolate and carob, and quality alternatives to milk.

Redwood Foods www.redwoodfoods.co.uk Dairy-free cheese alternatives that melt, taste, look, and even smell like cheese. Cheezly range now includes "super-melting" Cheddar and Mozzarella-style slices, as well as blocks in Edam, Gouda, and Mozzarella flavours.

Rice Dream

www.tastethedream.eu A lactose-free milk alternative for anyone who is lactose intolerant or allergic to milk protein.

Sanchi Japanese Foods

www.sanchi.co.uk Sells tamari - a gluten-free soy sauce suitable for coeliacs and people who are gluten intolerant.

Suma

www.suma.co.uk Independent wholesaler and distributor of vegetarian, fairly traded, organic, ethical, and natural products. Good for dairy-free spreads.

Tiger White

www.tigerwhitedrinks.com Main brand is Tiger White, from chufa (tiger roots) - a dairy free and soya free alternative to milk.

Tofutti

www.tofutti.com Dairy-free products from a US company, some of them available in the UK. Good source of soya cream cheese.

Trufree

www.trufree.co.uk A useful website with a large range of wheat- and gluten-free products widely available in "free from" sections in supermarkets.

Village Bakery

www.village-bakery.com Organic, artisanal wheat-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free breads, cakes, bars, and biscuits produced to high standards in a dedicated contamination-free bakery.

BOOKS

Let's Eat Out: Your Passport to Living Gluten and Allergy Free. Kim Koeller and Robert La France. R&R Publishing. www.allergyfreepassport.com Good book for coeliacs and its associated website is a great source of links and information.

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