Tag: Allergens

The importance of allergen awareness

The importance of allergen awareness

A food allergy is an abnormal reaction of a person’s immune system to certain proteins in food. These proteins are known as “allergens” and these reactions at times can be fatal.  Incidences with allergens in developed countries has shown a steady rise since the 1950’s. In Ireland it is estimated that 3% of the population […]

Read more
Food Trends for 2016

Food Trends for 2016

Nutrition, Labelling, Calorie Posting and the “Free From Diet”. In 2016 it will be a legal requirement to put Nutritional information on all food labels. We at The Food Safety Company are offering a label review in a smart and cost effective way to enable you to have simple and compliant labels! Calorie Posting is […]

Read more
Food Allergies- Is your business prepared?

Food Allergies- Is your business prepared?

A Food allergy is an abnormal immune response to a certain type or types of food. This is a response to a food type which would not occur in the majority of people. The top 14 allergies include: Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Eggs, Sesame, Milk, Fish, Crustaceans, Soya, Gluten, Mustard, Celery, Sulphites, Lupin and finally Molluscs. Rough […]

Read more
Allergen Labelling – It’s the Law!

Allergen Labelling – It’s the Law!

As of the 13th December, 2014, all food businesses must have written information (allergen labelling) available on the presence of the 14 key allergens. Legally, this information must be provided regardless of whether food is sold pre-packed or sold loose. The EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation will affect all food businesses including crèches, charitable organisations, […]

Read more
Changes to the labelling of Allergens – What this means for the Seafood Industry

Changes to the labelling of Allergens – What this means for the Seafood Industry

Date for your Diary: 14th December 2014 This is the date the new EU labelling legislation comes into law meaning that from this date the food industry must implement the required changes being brought by the new Provision of Food Information to the Consumer Regulation (FIR) 1169/2011. This new law brings changes to the labelling […]

Read more

Course Enquiry

    Please check here to indicate you have read and understand our privacy policy where it states how we treat your personal data