Food Allergen Labelling Training
EU/UK food labelling laws changed
From December 2014, current EU food labelling laws have changed and this requires all establishments or suppliers providing food products to provide allergy information to customers.
There are 14 different food allergens which have 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 have a responsibility to establish a food safety management system to comply with legal requirements. Local Authorities are enforcing the new requirements 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
- Having the knowledge of allergen legislation and standards
- Being able to carry out allergen risk assessments based on ‘hands-on’ experience in a practical and pragmatic way
- Being able to review your supply base with relevance to allergen risks and management
- Understanding the role of sampling and analysis
- Being 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