New allergen labelling laws are just around the corner but the industry is far from ready. Our allergen checklist breaks down what food businesses need to know into 10 easy steps. By Elly Earls
The Food Information for Consumers Regulation 2014 mandates that businesses must be able to communicate which dishes contain any of 14 specified allergens, including shellfish, soya beans, milk and celery, either through accurate written information provided to customers, for example on the menu or a noticeboard, or by signposting clear instructions explaining how they can obtain that information from staff.
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