Food allergens

As a business, you have to provide allergy information on the food that you sell, even if it is unpackaged.

You should:

  • tell customers that they can ask for advice about food
  • check all recipes to see what is contained
  • stored food separately
  • train staff how to check with the kitchen on making a meal without certain ingredients

The Foods Standards Agency can provide guidance on:

  • what ingredients can cause allergic reactions
  • allergen labeling for different types of food
  • prepacked food
  • gluten free and vegan claims
  • buffets
  • food deliveries
  • takeaway foods
  • avoiding cross contamination
  • enforcement and penalties


Food and Safety

Address: Causeway House,
Bocking End,

Telephone: 01376 557790