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bodger

Sausages?

We had a visit from the EHO a few days ago and was left a whole raft of literature with regards to food labelling regulations. I haven't been able to digest the whole lot yet  but I think that I'm correct in saying that labels have to mention at least 14 allergens. We've just been to a large garden centre, where a substantial local food producer has a farm shop. They had some wonderful sausages there for sale but their labels hardly had any information on them at all. They didn't even mention what meat percentage their products contained, let alone mention any allergens. Whats going on? What information do I have to put on my labels, I'm somewhat confused? If I have to put all the required info on, there's going to be a lot fewer trees on the planet.
12Bore

For us, we have to display a notice telling the customer that some products may contain allergens and that, if concerned, the customer should ask us for more information.
If asked, we print off an info label for the specific product, this label contains a list of possible allergens relevant to that product.
No-one has ever asked us.
bodger

I'm sure that a big company like the one you work for must knows the ins and outs of this. If you can glean anymore information fro me Joe, then I'd be much obliged.  The new regulations came into force on the 24th of December.
Pilsbury

I beleive now you must put the the names of any of the 14 notified allergens on th packaging if your product contains them.
This can be as simple as putting the allergen ingredient in boldon your ingrediants list.
Pilsbury

I beleive now you must put the the names of any of the 14 notified allergens on th packaging if your product contains them.
This can be as simple as putting the allergen ingredient in boldon your ingrediants list.
bodger

It would make life much easier for me, if one sign at the point of sale would suffice.  
Pilsbury

No because the people who buy them might not be the end user.
Are you planning on putting an ingrediants list on the packaging?  If you are then just bold the ingrediants that are allergens and maybe have a line underneath thstvsats contains fish,  gluten, milk or whatever your allergens are.
Be surecto check your ingredienrs ingrediantsxas well.
At work we had a load of traditional pork sausages in thst containd fish,  bonus point for anyone telling mecthe ingrediant they used to make them.
bodger

So far the info I have has come from the EHO but tomorrow, I'm going to have a chat with trading standards. The local guy is called Andrew and he's been extremely helpful to us over our cider and apple juice labelling.
bodger

As a matter of interest, Karen nipped into Iceland this afternoon for a little bit of shopping and while she was there, she quite naturally checked out the packaging of their sausages. Guess what, there wasn't so much as a word on allergies.
Rena

For us, the USDA decides what we can and can't do. Although there are many that abide by the 'rules' there are many that don't... And do it quite blatantly without so much as a peep from the gov. I'd follow the rules you were given by the EHO and if they decide you are the one they want to check up on for compliance at some point down the road, you'll be covered. (Btw-I do like how 12 B's job does it too though )
bodger

I can't run any risks.
Rena

bodger wrote:
I can't run any risks.


Exactly how I ran my dairy business

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