Tree Nuts are one of the 14 classified allergen by the EU. Includes walnut, almond, hazel nuts, pistachios and Brazil nuts. Tree nuts contain proteins – they differ from one type of tree nut to another, hence why a Sufferer may have an almond allergy but not a hazel nut allergy. Typical foods include, Baked goods such as cakes, desserts, pesto, marzipan, takeaways, salad dressings, salads, curry pastes, chocolate, chocolate spread. Globally, 2% of all children have a tree nut allergy. Allergic reactions can be severe and include death in some cases

For more allergen control information, see Management of Allergens How-To.

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