Changes to food labelling have been in place since December 2014 and this legislation is called the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU FIC).
They help provide allergen ingredients information in a clearer and more consistent way. For example, any of the 14 allergens that are on the regulatory list are to be emphasised on the label of a pre-packaged food if they are used as ingredients.
Schools have to comply with this new legislation and therefore allergen posters with the menu details are now placed in both primary and secondary kitchens. The 14 allergens are: eggs, milk, fish, crustaceans, molluscs, peanuts, tree nuts, sesame seeds, cereals (containing gluten), soya, celery, mustard, lupin, sulphur dioxides and sulphites.
As a service we accommodate special dietary requirements through our special diets procedure and in liaison with the school and individual families. Menus for pupils with special dietary requirements are available once the special diets procedure has been completed. Please inform the relevant school if a special diets menu is required. Examples of menus available are listed below.
- Gluten-free menu
- Dairy-free menu
- Egg-free menu
- Vegan menu
- Halal menu