Food allergies and intolerances are really serious issues for sufferers. For those providing food whether a small caterer or food manufacturer it is something to be aware of.
There is new legislation on this which comes into force at the end of the year. So it is something to be aware of and be prepared for.
The local food group
held a meeting on the topic at Northampton university with good information on the topic.
There is also a forthcoming conference in London on it organised by the RSPH and information is shown;-
Iin light of the new EU Regulation on the Provision of Food Information to Consumers (1169/2011 EC), this conference will provide a unique, accessible perspective on how to protect people with allergies and intolerances while ensuring compliance with existing and new food law.
Food allergies, intolerances and coeliac disease affect the menu choices of millions of consumers in the UK. The number of people being treated in hospital for allergic reactions to foods is on the increase. However surveys of UK restaurants and takeaways show that workers don’t always have access to detailed information about the ingredients of the food they handle.
The new EU Regulation on the Provision of Food Information to Consumers requires that those in the food industry or working in catering provide correct food information.
This programme will provide delegates with a detailed understanding of the allergy and intolerance aspects of the new regulation including practical guidance on what is required.
Chaired by Hazel Gowland, Allergy Action and Professor Lisa Ackerley, Managing Director, Hygiene Audit Systems, the conference will include presentations and interactive workshops by leading experts and experienced allergy trainers.