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UK food businesses must prepare for new food information regulations

On 13th December 2014, new food regulations will hit all businesses working in the food industry. The aim of the new legislation is to set out clear requirements for food businesses on what allergy information they must make available to consumers and customers.

Nikki Sammé, Marketing and Portfolio Development Director at Alcumus comments on the news: ‘Food safety certifications, risk assessments and training are all essential tools for protecting organisations and limiting brand damage. Assuring the integrity of the supply chain and the quality of produce should be a priority for any organisation operating within this sector. Customers need the assurance that the sourcing and manufacturing of food products comply with recognised standards and that the products they purchase are safe and labelled appropriately.”

From the aforementioned date, if you operate within the food sector you will need to provide and display allergy information for any food on site. The regulation covers information regarding 14 potential allergens found across food groups including seafish, Crustaceans, milk, eggs and nuts.

The good news is that here are a number of different ways a business can conform to the food information regulations. Allergy information can be displayed on a chart, a sign can show customers the location of the relevant information or members of staff can communicate the information verbally.

Alcumus has recently launched a tailored food allergen eLearning module, allowing businesses to ensure their staff can provide the duty of care customers require regarding allergens.

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