Have you ever heard of a “hidden allergen” in your food? Many people with food allergies have to navigate a complex set of rules and regulations to ensure their safety when dining out. In this article, we’ll uncover five weird rules of food allergies and how to navigate dining with special dietary needs.
Rule #1: Cross-contamination is a real concern.
Even if a dish is made with ingredients that are safe for someone with a food allergy, it can still be contaminated by other ingredients during the cooking process.
This is why many restaurants have separate cooking equipment and preparation areas for dishes that are made for those with food allergies.