Do you have a food allergy?

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Going out to eat somewhere can be tricky for people who are allergic to certain foods.

But now new rules mean that food businesses, such as restaurants, cafes, canteens and takeaways will soon have to provide allergy information about what the food contains.

They'll have to go through every dish they serve and make a list available of the allergens they contain.

There are 14 different foods that can cause an allergic reaction.

Your comments

I have an egg allergy and I find it very difficult to eat out at restaurants but especially with deserts and batter.

Jude, London, England

I have a very severe nut allergy. My family have to be very careful when going to restaurants, and can only go to restaurants with full allergy information. This new rule is good because it lets my family not worry about going out for food so much, and allows me to have a larger variety of restaurants to go to.

Josh, Leicester, England

Yes I'm allergic to raisins, they make my throat get blocked up so I never eat them.