13th December 2014: the date UK hospitality and food service businesses need to comply with a new Regulation requiring businesses to document and share information on fourteen food allergens with customers.
The Institute of Hospitality has been providing information since 2013 on the forthcoming Food Information Regulation (FIR) but if – somehow – you’ve missed it, you can still get up to speed regarding what is required of you and your business by referring to the materials on the Institute’s FIR Toolbox webpage. The information is a mix of open access (free) and members-only information to help all hospitality owners, operators, chefs and managers get to grips with the Regulation.
The FIR Toolbox, available FREE to Institute members, was compiled by industry experts and explains in an easy 1-2-3 approach, how to undertake compliance with the Regulation. Download the FIR Toolbox with its handy, customisable 1-2-3 Appendices at FIR Toolbox. If you are not yet a member of the Institute, go to our Membership page to JOIN ONLINE and download the FIR Toolbox today.
It is important that every food service business take steps to comply with the Regulation, which will be in place on the 13th December, when you will be expected to provide accurate food allergen information to customers. Environmental Health Officers and Trading Standards Officers will be looking for compliance with the new Regulation.