A recent survey has shown that most food businesses are still unaware of the new food allergen law that impacts on every food business from Dec 2014 this year.
The new legislation, the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation 1169/2011 becomes law from 13th December 2014. The UK enforcement regulations “The Food Information Regulations 2014” were made on 14 July and laid in Parliament on 15 July 2014.
These new regulations are not only about providing certain allergen information. Your food business may be affected by other aspects of these regulations.
Unfortunately with budget cuts many local authorities simply do not have the necessary resources to support food businesses. From 13th Dec 2014, local authorities can take enforcement action against a number of offences as detailed under Schedule 5 Part 2 of the “Food Information Regulations 2014”. It is assumed that most local authorities will take a gradual approach before enforcement action.
Don’t be caught unawares and don’t become an easy prey for enforcement action.
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