Derbyshire trading standards allergy warning to food outlets

Trading standards are warning restaurants and takeaways to take extra care when preparing food after samples of meals for customers with egg allergies were found to contain unsafe levels of egg protein.

Our trading standards officers took samples from 12 Chinese takeaways across the county and tests found that in some cases the meals contained levels of egg protein 470 times the considered safe level* for an egg allergy sufferer. If eaten, the meals could have potentially caused a severe reaction.

Our trading standards officers carried out the random tests following a number of high profile incidents nationally, which have led to the hospitalisation or, in some cases, the death of allergy sufferers.

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