People with food allergies have to take great care when eating out to avoid certain foods that could cause them harm. As a business you have a legal obligation to ensure that any food you produce or prepare is safe. Whilst there is currently no legal requirement to label allergenic foods sold unpackaged, you should be able to provide information on allergenic ingredients when asked.
The risk assessment has been divided into three sections covering Overall Management & Training, Kitchen Procedures and Front of House. This will allow you to assess whether the controls you currently have in place are effective and if any improvements can be made to ensure that the food you serve is safe.
If you are not certain that you can provide food that is suitable for someone with a food allergy then you should tell them so, they can then decide whether or not to eat the foods you provide.
More comprehensive guidance can be found on the Food Standards Agency at
Mossley Mill, Carnmoney Road North, Newtownabbey, BT36 5QA
Tel: 028 9034 0160
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