Office Allergy Policy

At the King Business Solutions Centre, we look out for each other. This includes complying with our office allergy policy, which applies to all staff, boardroom, office, virtual address and mail service users.

Office Allergies


Policy Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to communicate the allergies in the office. Please ensure you are respectful of the following allergies so that all employees have a comfortable and safe place to work.


Anaphylactic allergies

  • Peanuts
  • Tree nuts
  • Beans
  • Peas
  • Legume
  • Chick peas (hummus)

 
Examples; M&Ms, cheerios, peanut butter, green beans, any kind of nuts including peanut oil

Other Allergies

  • Chocolate
  • Cucumbers
  • Strong floral perfumes

Definitions

Legume;
Acacia, Arabic, green beans, kidney bean, jack bean, lima bean, navy bean, soybean, tona bean, wax bean, locust bean gum, carob, cassia, fenugreek, licorice, lentil, black-eye pea, chick pea, green pea, split pea, peanut and oil, karaya, suakin, talca gum, tamarind, field pea, alfalfa, Indian breadroot, Lucerne, St. John’s bread, urd flour, mungo bean, tragacanth, pinto bean, mandalona

Nuts;
almond, artificial nuts, beechnut, black walnut hull extract, brazil nut, butternut, cashew, chestnut, chinquapin nut, filbert/hazelnut, gianduja (chocolate and nut mixture), nut past, nut pieces, pecan, pesto, pili nut, pine nut (pignolia, pinon, pinyon nut), pistachio, praline, shea nut, walnut, walnut hull extract

Things to Remember

Tree nut proteins can be found in some surprising places, such as cereals, crackers, cookies, candy, chocolate, energy bars, flavored coffee, frozen desserts, marinades, barbeque sauces, cold cuts
Chinese, African, Indian, Thai and Vietnamese are considered high risk for people with tree nut allergies.
Tree nut oils are sometimes used in lotions, hair care products and soaps
Argan oil is derived from the nut of the argan tree and is another type of nut
Pink Peppercorn (known as Brazilian pepper, rose pepper, christmasberry). This is related to the cashew.

Last Updated: September 5, 2019

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