A new feature version of CaterCloud – the menu management platform used by national groups such as Elior and HC One Group – has been released to help operators comply with new allergen laws that come into force later this year.
EF Group, the firm behind the free-to-use cloud-based system, said the move would allow operators to ensure food safety remains a key focus.
With food labelling regulations set to change in October 2021, as a result of Natasha’s Law, all England-based businesses working in the food industry will be required to clearly label all foods for direct sale, produced and packed on their premises with a full list of ingredients detailing the full allergen profile.
CaterCloud provides sub-allergen information and tagging, QR Code menu scanning for live allergen and nutritional information, and the ability to print Natasha’s Law compliant food labels.
It also offers customers access to a range of accredited training for allergen awareness and food safety in conjunction with Allergy Accreditation.
A number of caterers across the hospitality, healthcare, education and retail sectors use CaterCloud to simplify menu and cost management processes.
Paul Mizen, chief executive of e-f group, said: “During the pandemic we haven’t rested on our laurels and we’ve been working hard behind the scenes internally and with existing clients to innovate and enhance the features of our CaterCloud system.
With the hospitality industry, set to explode again, we wanted to be ready to offer that sector especially, this enhanced free software which will most certainly help catering managers and chefs maximise efficiencies, streamline processes and save costs.
“We continue to be at the forefront of delivering the innovate features the industry needs. As we’ve previously stated this is our way of giving something back to the industry upon which our business was founded.”