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EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation No. 1169/2011 (EU FIC) 13th December 2014

 


 

In all countries covered by the EU as from the 13th December 2014 the modified shedule for EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation No. 1169/2011 (EU FIC) comes into force which covers the sale of food products to consumers which covers Farmers Market Producers (FRESH OR PRESERVED, Restraunts.Supermarkets, POP-UPs or any food related establishment selling food to the general public.

In the UK information about food allergies has to be available to customers written in simple terms that adults and older children can understand.

The forteen foods included in food allergy legistration account for an estimated 90 percent of allergic reactions.

These forteen foods are:

  • Cereals containing Gluten such as Wheat, rye, Barley, Oats, Spelt or Khorasan
  • Crustaceans for example Prawns, Crabs, Lobster, Crayfish
  • Eggs (to include pasteurised egg)
  • Fish (to include fish derivatives/stocks/sauces)
  • Peanuts
  • Soybeans
  • Milk (including lactose)
  • Nuts such as Almonds, Hazelnuts, Walnuts, Cashews, Pecan Nuts, Brazil Nuts, Pistachio Nuts, Macadamia (or Queensland) Nuts
  • Celery (including celeriac)
  • Mustard
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sulphur Dioxide (>10mg/kg or 10mg/L)
  • Lupin
  • Mollusc for example Clams, Mussels, Whelks, Oysters, Snails and Squid

 

Understanding the Documentation

  • What foods need documentation? Domestic or imported packaged food is required to have documentation that lists whether the product contains one of the top forteen allergens.
  • What allergy information is included in the documentation? The document lists the type of allergen — for example, the type of tree nut (Almond, Walnut) or the type of crustacean Shellfish (Crab, Shrimp). The document must also include any allergens found in flavorings and colorings (which we as a company have never and will not use
  • What foods aren't labeled? Fresh produce, eggs, fresh meat and certain highly refined oils don't require listing on labels.

 

We at the Mini Jar Company has taken a very up front issue with this important new legistration and thus have for the past 3 months being prepearing the statutary documentation required by the new law and now can produce a document for any of our products sold covering the Allergenic ingredients by way of a Allergen Checker document on request.

** Special thanks must be made to assistance and clarification in certain areas given by
Birmingham University Hygine Manage **

 


 

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