Sulphites in cake

Sulphites in cake and other foods… avoidable?

Sulphites in cake, or other food and drink, need to be identified because they are on of the 14 European Union listed food allergens. Sulphites consist of a group of sulphur based chemicals, one of which is sulphur dioxide. I had wondered in my last blog about soya if that was the most hidden food allergen. But it would appear …

no soya in bakeit freefrom

Is soya the most hidden food allergen?

Soya is one of the 14 allergens that require listing in food products.  These are the food allergens currently defined as being most likely to cause an allergic or intolerant reaction. As I mentioned in my last blog, soya is a legume. So it’s in the same plant family as peanuts and lupin, 2 other listed food allergens. The Foods …

Peanuts. I love them… and I fear them!

I have such a love/fear relationship with peanuts.  Love because peanut products are some of my favourite everyday treats. Crunchy peanut butter spread thickly on doorsteps of freshly baked bread was always a hunger ‘go to’.  Honey roasted peanuts, Snickers, either as the chocolate bar or ice cream, were more.  You can see I have none of those food allergies, …

Nuts… and possible alternatives.

Nuts, or the true definition, ‘tree nuts’, and peanuts are two separate categories under the European Union food allergy listing. This is shown in a useful guide by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). The tree nut allergy listing includes almonds, walnuts, Brazil’s, macadamia… you get the idea.  But it does not include coconut or pine nuts. Peanuts are also not …

No egg in cake? Challenging!

Or is it? Egg is one of the 14 European Union listed food allergens which have to be identified in any food products. The Food Standards Agency provides information about what to expect in relation to these products for businesses and the public. A useful FSA link with information about this is provided here. I discussed the increase of veganism …

dairy free explorations with bakeit freefrom

So, on to bakeit freefrom’s  ‘true’ dairy free explorations… Our kits are dairy free because ‘dairy’ is one of the 14 EU listed food allergens. Our Allergen free page gives more information about the full list. In recent years there has been an increase of products that are from cows which address some of the allergy issues.  For example milk …