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How many allergies do you legally need to be aware of?

How many allergies do you legally need to be aware of?

14 allergens Food businesses need to tell customers if any food they provide contain any of the listed allergens as an ingredient. Consumers may be allergic or have intolerance to other ingredients, but only the 14 allergens are required to be declared as allergens by food law.

What are the 14 legal allergens?

The 14 allergens are: celery, cereals containing gluten (such as barley and oats), crustaceans (such as prawns, crabs and lobsters), eggs, fish, lupin, milk, molluscs (such as mussels and oysters), mustard, peanuts, sesame, soybeans, sulphur dioxide and sulphites (at a concentration of more than ten parts per million) …

Who enforces the 14 allergy regulations?

In England, policy responsibility for EU FIC is split across three Government departments: Defra is responsible for general labelling, Department of Health for nutrition and FSA for food allergens.

What date did the law on allergens change?

The new food allergen and labelling requirements, which are now enshrined in legislation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, will come into effect from 1 October 2021.

Is it possible to have 14 food allergens?

You can download and print this PDF poster instantly with the button below. It may be unavoidable to have allergens in your kitchen, but avoiding cross contact is a necessity. As long as staff can easily recognise all 14 named allergens, they can follow essential food safety procedures to prevent them from harming people.

Is it legal to sell food with allergens?

Adhering to the new allergen legislation is a crucial step in keeping your customers safe, whether you’re a mobile caterer, a street food seller, a cafe or a restaurant. Please find a free toolkit and advice video about trading legally under the new allergens legislation on our allergen hub.

When did the new allergen law come into force?

New allergen labelling legislation for pre-packed and non pre-packed foods came into force on 13th December 2014. Food traders have to be able to tell customers which of the 14 major allergens listed by the Food Standards Agency are present in their menu items. If you are found guilty of an offence under the new laws you could face a heavy fine.

How to detect an allergen and remove it from your home?

How to Detect an Allergen and Remove It From Your Home 1 Detecting The Allergen That Is Making You Sick. The best way to detect an allergen that is making you sick is through IgE blood testing, according to Dr. 2 Removing the Allergen From Your Environment. 3 The Bedroom Should Be a Safe Zone.