Tag Archives: Allergens

Calls for food labelling laws to be adjusted for on-site kitchens intensify

One of the UK’s leading industry procurement specialists has called for food labelling laws to be revised following two tragic deaths attributed to allergic reactions. The Regency Purchasing Group says it would like to see the provision of clear and concise allergen information become compulsory in all circumstances. The Weston-super-Mare-based organisation spoke out following reports

Inquest into tragic allergen death could examine ‘loopholes’ in kitchen laws

An inquest into the death of a 15-year-old girl who had a severe allergic reaction to a sandwich is expected to examine if product labeling laws surrounding food prepared in off-site kitchens need tightening, it has been reported. Natasha Ednan-Laperouse bought the artichoke, olive and tapenade baguette from Pret A Manager at Heathrow Airport Terminal

Restaurant Associates trials system that solves allergen catering challenges

Restaurant Associates is trialling an innovative new allergen system that could simplify the challenge of mass catering for customers. The company, which is part of the Compass Group, is working with the Wellcome Collection – a science, medicine and art museum in central London – to introduce the TASnow system. It offers Wellcome the ability

Special one-off allergen seminar will give crucial advice for commercial kitchens

CESA will host an Allergen Awareness Seminar in the build-up to Hotelympia, it confirmed this morning. The seminar will be run by Julian Edwards, director of foodservice consultancy GY5 and chair of the FCSI, who specialises in allergen awareness and compliance for food and drink businesses. It will bring attendees up to speed with the

OPINION: Three years on from allergen legislation, how are commercial kitchens coping?

On 13th December 2014 the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation came into force, requiring food businesses to provide accurate information regarding the presence of 14 allergens in the foods they provide, including non pre-packed foods. Three years on from the introduction of this legislation, Fiona Sinclair, director of leading UK food safety consultancy STS,

New menu tech keeps kitchens compliant in wake of allergen regs

Kafoodle Kitchen is vowing to help casual dining operators improve the profitability of their business with the roll-out of specialist software that simplifies menu management. The company’s allergen compliance menu management system was created to support operators in meeting  new labelling legislation that was introduced at the end of last year. The cloud-based offering automatically