Lemon Drizzle cake

Catherine Rose is now working two jobs so that she can once again be part of the awards team organising the judging which started last week – but she has her reasons! For more on the FreeFrom Food Awards see the site here.


The Anaphylaxis Campaign has come a huge distance since it was started in the early 1990s. But although we know them well and work closely with them even we were amazed by just how broad their reach is - campaigns, industry liaison, medical research, conferences, patient support - even Orange Wig Day!! Read all about it.

Another person's poison

The consumption of sliced bread is falling slightly while researchers are suggesting that it is the additives in processed foods could be implicated in the rise in autoimmune disease....


A whole load of things, it would seem, apart from high histamine foods. To find out what they are and what Dr Joneja suggests that you do, click here. For more on histamine intolerance see our histamine section here - and if you have a question for Dr Joneja on histamine, salicylate or any other obscure intolerance, email us and we will ask her.

Kent & Fraser

Kent & Fraser's Deliciously Gluten Free Toasts certainly charmed our tasters! Olive, walnut & Pimenton, Cherry Pecan & Poppyseed and Cranberry & Almond - very interesting flavours and exciting textures. For daily updates on new 'freefrom' products check in here.

I've got a stat for you – My life with autism

If you want to understand how autistic people think, don’t read books about them, read books by them. And you could start right here with Andrew Edwards' new book. For much more on behavioural conditions, including the autistic spectrum, see here.


To celebrate a new ‘freefrom’ year here is a brief run down of where ‘freefrom’ food came from and where it could be going. Originally put together for a group of industry innovators at Food Matters Live in November, it seemed like a positive way to start 2016! For many hundreds of 'freefrom' food, see here: for the FreeFrom Food Awards see here.


Along with her dairy intolerant and vegetarian FoodsMatter colleagues, Sue has been dining out. And for once, she has not been disappointed! For more on award-winning 'freefrom' restaurants check in to the 2015 FreeFrom Eating Out Awards winners here.

Catherine Rose

Catherine Rose survives two weeks, gluten-free in Japan. And if you think that would be a doddle because all they eat is rice and raw fish – think again!! Read on...

Google Loon

Google's Star Wars project to connect us all via balloons – and some more encouraging thoughts on how we could learn to live more safely with the the man-made radiation needed to keep us all connected. For more on electrosensitivity see here.

Man at computer

A report from an electrosensitivity conference in November – including digital addiction. Did you know that around 24 million children worldwide could now be addicted to computer games?....

Worm doctor

Watch Magdalena from El Piano in York create their amazing totally egg, gluten and dairy-free Spanish omelette, pancakes and instant and delicous egg-free mayo – complete with the recipes. For hundreds of other gluten-free vegetarian and vegan recipes see here.

Another person's poison

One year on from the launch of the Food Information Regulations and the requirement that all food service outlets shold know which of the 14 major allergens were in their food, how is the catering industry coping?