If you have a food allergy and are at risk of anaphylaxis, you can reduce your risk of having a reaction when eating out by taking some precautions:
Always carry your ASCIA Action Plan and your EpiPen. (Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia recommends: If you do not have your EpiPen with you, do not eat.)
Read the menu before you go to see if there are food choices that suit you. If the restaurant serves a lot of dishes that contain the food you are allergic to, it may be better to choose another venue and cuisine.
Call ahead to ask if the restaurant can cater for your needs.
Always tell staff about your allergy at the restaurant and ask questions.
Avoid sharing food, cutlery and other tableware.