Allergen Accreditation launches the “#OneMcPeake Challenge” for September 2018Written by Anjali Dattani
In order to raise awareness of how difficult it is to live with a food allergy Jacqui McPeake, from Allergen Accreditation, invites chefs and caterers (& those with an interest in food!) to eliminate one or more allergens from their diet for 2 weeks.
This will enable the volunteer to understand the daily issues that someone with allergies face. The challenge will highlight the problems going shopping and checking labels for allergens, cooking at home with other family members who do not have any restrictions in their diet and going out to eat at work, a restaurant or bar etc. (And just going out for a drink!)
Challengers should then report back on their experiences via #onemcpeakechallenge or Facebook.
The challenge will help those within the catering industry to appreciate the problems that customers with food allergies face when eating out.
Registration is now open via the Anaphylaxis Campaign “MyDonate”, to ensure all proceeds go directly there.
Guidance notes will be issued as well as a medical bulletin, as the volunteer must not undertake this challenge if they have any existing health concerns and if during the challenge they feel unwell then they should not put their health at risk.