Are you ‘Food Allergy Aware? You’ll need to be…
- Changes to the ‘Food Labelling Regulations’ are going to impact your business. The Food Information Regulation (FIR) 1169/2011 was introduced in December 2011, but do you realise that your hospitality business needs to be compliant by December 2014?
- · Local trading standards have stated the regulation is “The Biggest Change in Food Safety Legislation since 2006″ – what does this mean for your business?
From December 2014, current food labelling laws for the food service industry will change, and all establishments or suppliers providing food items on their menus for the end consumer will need to provide allergy information, highlighting the specific food allergens listed within the EU regulation FIR 1169/2011.
Allergens to be highlighted
The hospitality and leisure industries will no longer be able to simply state ‘they do not know if an allergenic food ingredient has been used’, but instead will need to provide clear information about the food allergens contained in their menu items. Allergens will need to be highlighted on their menus, packaging, and displays. Verbal information can be provided by the staff; however, backup written confirmation of the details will be required and can be requested by the customer at any time.
Businesses will need to ensure their food service and kitchen staff are fully trained so they know and understand the contents of their menus, enabling them to respond accurately to customer requests with special dietary requirements.
The new Food Allergen Information Regulations – is your hospitality business ready?
Food Allergy Training Consultancy (FATC) is hosting an event on Tuesday 22 October 2013 to inform you of your obligations – New Food Allergen Information Regulations – Is Your ‘Food Service Business’ Ready?
Keynote speaker: Sue Hattersley – Head of the Food Allergy Branch within the Food Standards Agency will speak on the Allergen aspects of the FIR 1169/2011 and how this will affect the food service sector
Michelle Berriedale-Johnson – Founder of the Free-From Food Awards will speak on free-from as a growing Industry, the rewards of offering free-from products in the food service sector, and the launch of the Free-From Food Service Awards for 2014.
Nicola Hutchins – An Associate at Blake Lapthorn Solicitors who recently represented a hospitality client prosecuted for incorrect gluten free labelling. She will speak on the legal implications of labelling and the cost of getting it wrong!
To view the full agenda and see more speakers click here
Reserve your place today and SAVE £30.00 (valid until 16 August 2013). Standard tickets are £150.00 – Booking Form
Suppliers’ Showcase Exhibition
There will also be free-from suppliers at the event for you to see the innovative and tasty products in the free-from marketplace. Interested in exhibiting? More information…
About Food Allergy Training Consultancy
FATC offers training and consultancy to the hospitality industry in Food Allergy Awareness. More information can be found at www.fatc.co.uk
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