Food service project

Project overview

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Managing food allergens is everyone’s responsibility.  The National Allergy Council food service project aims to support the food service sector to cater for individuals with food allergies, understanding that both the consumer and food service staff have responsibilities.

This is being achieved by:

  • Providing accessible, standardised education for food service providers across different environments where food is provided (e.g. cafes, restaurants, hospitals, camps, schools and children's education and care, residential care).
  • Providing resources to help all staff working in food service to put appropriate food allergen management practices in place.
  • Working with key stakeholders to develop minimum standards for food allergen management training in food service and a food allergen management consensus statement.

Raising awareness about managing food allergy in the community and promoting a message of shared responsibility.

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Content updated September 2022

The National Allergy Council remains a partnership between ASCIA and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia and continues to implement the National Allergy Strategy.

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Allergic diseases have become an increasingly important chronic disease and public health issue in Australia and other developed countries over the last two decades, contributing to increased demand for medical services, significant economic cost of care and reduced quality of life of people with allergic diseases and their carers.


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Funded by the governments of Australia

Lead organisations

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Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) is the leading medical organisation for allergy in Australia. 

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Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) is the leading patient support organisation for allergy in Australia. 

The National Allergy Strategy has received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health for the following projects:
Food allergy prevention | 250K Youth Project | Food service | Drug allergy | Shared Care Model

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