On 13th December 2014, the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU FIC) came into force. These European rules are enforced in the UK by the Food Information Regulations 2014 (FIR).
The regulations will require allergen information to be provided for non-prepacked and prepacked-for-direct-sale food (as well as for prepacked food).
So, if you work with foods you will have a legal responsibility to provide the correct allergen information about the ingredients that is in the food you make or serve, to your customer.
Allergen Information for Loose Foods
- Allergen Information for Loose Foods - Food Standards Agency website
Allergen Information for Prepacked Foods
- Allergy: what to consider when labelling food - Food Standards Agency website
- BRC Guidance on Allergen Labelling and the Requirements in Regulation 1169/2011 - British Retail Consortium website
The Food Standards Agency have an online truing tool:
- Food Standards Agency's food allergy online training - Food Standards Agency website
It highlights steps that should be followed to make sure good practice is used in the manufacture and production of food.
It also offers practical advice to anyone wanting to learn more about food allergy, such as managers and staff in the manufacturing and catering industries.