Food Information for Consumers Regulation 2014 (FIC Regs)

The primary purpose of the EU FIC is to enable consumers to make informed choices about the food they buy and eat and to ensure businesses provide the information that consumers need to make these choices.  Successful implementation and compliance of the regulation depend on effective communications between consumers, business and enforcement officers.

It is a legal requirement  to comply with this legislation from 13 December 2014 and the provision of allergen information should be made available to customers from that date.

The 14 allergens in question are: 

  • Cereals containing gluten
  • Peanuts
  • Nuts
  • Milk
  • Soya
  • Mustard
  • Lupin
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Crustaceans
  • Molluscs 
  • Sesame seeds
  • Celery
  • Sulphur Dioxide.

TDC have written to all relevant food businesses in their area with a copy of the food allergen booklet and provided 5 seminars at various times during the day and evenings, the seminars are now full.

There is a wealth of information and resources available on the Food Standards Agency website, including a free online course.  View the FSA resources on allergen information page: http://www.food.gov.uk/business-industry/allergy-guide/allergen-resources