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August 15, 2006

Airport Security Causes Issues for Food Allergy Sufferers

The recent international terrorism attempts have caused some airports to tighten security measures so much that food allergy sufferers need to re-thing travel plans. Members of the public cannot bring food through security gates, even if they have a doctor's confirmation they suffer from a food allergy.

The new security measures at UK airports will cause problems for thousands of air passengers who suffer from a food allergy. People traveling on international flights could be forced to go without proper food for very long periods of time.

The recommendation is that people suffering from food allergies contact their airline ahead of departure to ensure alternative food will be available during their flight. I'm not sure how comfortable I feel about counting on the airlines to provide a peanut-free and wheat-free meal for my food allergic child. Wait, yes I am sure how I feel. The answer is simply, no thanks.

Posted by David at August 15, 2006 9:38 AM