Allergens: An issue of trust in Global Hospitality

Authors: Ward, R.

Start date: 27 June 2016

The proportion of the global population who suffer from food related allergies has risen significantly over the past decade (Hadley 2006: Van der Poel., 2009) with a sevenfold increase in hospital admissions due to severe allergic reaction in the UK alone (Allergy UK, 2015). Food allergies are a food safety concern that impacts people’s quality of life. This workshop will develop an understanding of the pertinent issues and enhance attendees’ knowledge of strategies to be applied within the global hospitality industry in order to encourage an allergy aware and responsive business culture which ultimately will engender trust by their customers.

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