Cook

cookPreparation of food

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with warm soapy water and dry thoroughly before preparing food.

  • Keep benches, utensils and cloths clean by using warm, soapy water.

  • Use paper towel to wipe up spills/crumbs that contain the food allergen.

  • Make sure chopping boards are cleaned well in warm soapy water.  You may choose to have a separate coloured chopping board for food prepared for the person with food allergy.

  • Adapt meals to be suitable for all family members.  If this isn’t possible, prepare allergen free meals first with clean utensils.

Serving food

  • Serve allergen free meal first to avoid confusion.

  • Educate family members and visitors not to share food and drinks.

  • Consider using a coloured plate or cup for the child with food allergy so there is less of a risk of children taking the wrong meal. This is especially helpful for some families who have multiple children with different food allergies.

Food Preparation

These short practical videos are part of a series developed to help you to choose, store and prepare foods if you or a family member or friend has a food allergy.

Cross contamination

Separation of time and space

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New video resources have been developed by the National Allergy Strategy to help parents, carers and people with allergies to select, prepare and store food safely.

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