Tag: Legal

Top Tips for Allergen Control

Chef with clipboard

1.5 million people in the UK have a food allergy or intolerance. Around 10 people each year die from eating something that they are allergic to and many more become severely ill. Food allergies are a major food safety issue and quite rightly command a great deal of attention from the media and the Food… Read more »

Easy to ask?

Staff can use Menu Guide to advise customers

According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) “It’s #easytoASK about allergens”. But how easy is it? And who should be asking? The #easytoASK campaign The FSA is, in their own words, ‘encouraging food businesses to make it easier for their customers to ask for allergen information when taking orders or reservations.’ Their #easytoASK campaign, launched… Read more »

Should calories be on the menu?

Chocolate cake

A new scientific study has again raised the question of whether restaurant menus should have to show the calorie content of dishes. The CEDAR study Researchers from The Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) at Cambridge University analysed data from the 100 most popular UK restaurant chains by sales in 2013. They sourced nutritional information… Read more »

Food allergens and the law

Using Menu Guide to show an allergen menu on a tablet

Legal requirements for UK food businesses If you run a food business in the UK, you must comply with the relevant legislation. Here’s a quick recap to bring you up to date: 13 December 2014 – European Union Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU Reg 1169/2011) came into UK law The regulations, which apply to… Read more »