Since the introduction of new 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 momentous challenge!
One that impacts every single company, operator and sector within the food industry; Communicating Allergen and Nutritional information.
The biggest part of this challenge is for the Caterers. By law they have to be able to provide their customers with accurate allergen information for the products they’re selling. The next task, and the one that’s flying under the radar, is how Manufacturers position themselves to deliver this information.
Caterers are turning to their Wholesale or Foodservice partners for help and in turn Wholesalers and Foodservice companies are looking to you, the product Manufacturer and Brand Owners, to provide them with the information.