Monday, 24 November 2014

New Food Allergen Regulations

From December 13th 2014, EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EUFIC) comes into force. These European rules will be enforced in the UK by the Food Information Regulations (FIR).

The new regulations give food businesses, including childminders legal responsibility to provide correct allergen information about the ingredients in meals and/or snacks they provide. 
When I first look after a child I obtain information about whether or not they have any allergies, intolerances or health requirements.  It’s important that parents notify me if this information changes.  

I complete daily diaries for the children which include a list of what food they have eaten.  If parents require more detailed information about the ingredients or allergens contained I will provide this.

If you would like to read more about the new requirements, visit the Food Standards Agency website.