On the 13th December 2014 new EU legislation, EU Food Information Regulation No. 1169/2011 (FIR) and Food Information for Consumers Regulation (FIC) became effective. The impact on all Caterers, Wholesalers, Foodservice and various other companies within the food industry has been significant. Not only has the way food allergen information is presented on labels changed but also how food businesses must now be able to provide information on the 14 major food allergens.
Caterers and Food businesses are now required by law to be able to provide customers with accurate information on the 14 major food allergens listed below, if they are included in any of the food products they produce, serve or sell.