EU/UK food labeling laws to change
From December 2014, current EU food labeling laws will change and this will require all establishments or suppliers providing food products to provide allergy information to customers.
There are 14 different food allergens which will need to be clearly listed in order to comply with the new laws. This includes packaging, food manufacturing, importers, hoteliers, caterers, shelving or information provided by staff (who will need to know the contents of each product) and other food handlers. Food companies will have a responsibility to establish a food safety management system to comply with legal requirements. Local Authorities will be enforcing the new requirements once they come into force and non-compliance could result in prosecutions.
Trainer: Our Trainer is a highly qualified and experienced Environmental Health and Food Standards officer who has helped many businesses in developing in-house food allergen guidance.
- Understanding the issues of food allergy and intolerance
- Have the knowledge of allergen legislation and standards
- Be able to carry out allergen risk assessments based on ‘hands-on’ experience in a practical and pragmatic way
- Be able to review your supply base with relevance to allergen risks and management
- Understand the role of sampling and analysis
- Be able to validate, verify and monitor your allergen controls
Who should attend?
The course is intended for Quality/Technical Managers, food manufacturers, chefs and food handlers working in hotels, restaurants, bakeries, take-aways, care homes as well as food marketing staff. Candidates will gain an understanding of the principal legislations in this area and the ability to interpret and apply the requirements to practical workplace environments.
Cost: £95 per person
To book your place please call our training department on:
Tel: 01530 450229 / 07789 778406 / 07928 510264 or