Did you know that by law you’re required to keep track and record any allergens present in the food you’re serving and be able to provide your customers with this information should they ask?
The Industry Challenge: Collating and communicating product specifications to comply with EU legislation
EU Food Information Regulation No. 1169/2011 (FIR) / Food Information for Consumers Regulation (FIC)
Since the introduction of the EU legislation (EU Food Information Regulation No. 1169/2011 (FIR) / Food Information for Consumers Regulation (FIC)) in December 2014 the food industry has been faced with a challenge, a momentous challenge! One that impacts every single company, operator and sector within the food industry. Communicating Allergen and Nutritional information.
The challenge goes up the food chain
The biggest challenge is faced by the Caterers who have to, by law, be able to provide their customers with accurate allergen information for the products they’re selling, be it via menus, posters or verbally. With tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of different products for caterers to choose from, Caterers are turning to their Wholesale or Foodservice partners for help and in turn Wholesalers and Foodservice companies are looking to the product Manufacturer and Brand Owners to provide them with the information.
Manufacturers and Brand Owners are getting inundated with requests to supply their product specifications in a whole host of formats. This method is prone to error, time consuming, duplicating workload and a drain on resources. The solution? A centralised data pool where Manufacturers and Brand Owners can provide technical specifications to a single source, with information cascaded back down through the food industry to Caterers via their Wholesale and Foodservice partners.
The solution is Erudus
The food industry needs one solution and we believe that solution to be Erudus. A solution to solve the issue of communicating allergen, nutritional and technical specifications. Removing the duplication of workload and putting the right information in to the hands of the Caterers quickly and easily.
A Trusted Source of Data
All food product specification data comes straight from the product Manufacturers
Over 1,100 Food Manufacturers now choose Erudus to store and communicate their product information.
So What is Erudus?
Primarily an online data pool or database, Erudus holds extremely detailed information on tens of thousands of food products being sold and cooked every day by Wholesalers and Caterers within the Food Industry.
Erudus really comes into its own with its various ‘Modular Solutions’, which we refer to as ‘products’. Our products are designed and tailored to meet the needs of the various users and sectors within the food industry. For example, Caterers use our ‘Allergen & Nutritional Data Search’ product to quickly discover whether an ingredient they’re cooking with contains any of the EU’s 14 major allergens. Foodservice companies use our ‘Erudus One Technical’ products to search queries such as ‘how many cases of a given product are contained in a manufacturers pallet?’.
A number of our products are already live and available to take advantage of. We continue to make improvements based on your feedback and we are always happy to hear your ideas and suggestions. We also have a number of new products in development so be sure to sign up to our newsletter and be among the first to know when they are released.
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