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The Food Information Regulations 2014 specifies the information that caterers need to provide to customers about the food they serve, including information on any allergens contained within that food.
Caterers should have procedures in place to notify customers on request of the presence of any allergens in their foods. Also food preparation methods should be in place to eliminate the cross contamination of ingredients.
The provision of information regarding the allergens contained within any meal is extremely important as those with food allergies can have potentially very serious reactions to eating food they are allergic to. It is mandatory for caterers to provide this allergen information to their customers.
The main requirements for caterers are:
What caterers need to do:
The following guidance will help you understand and implement the new rules.
For businesses more detailed information can be found on the Food Standards Agency website.
For consumers more detailed information can be found on the Food Standards Agency website.
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