The changes came into effect back in December 2014 and meant businesses such as supermarkets, bakeries, delis, cafes and restaurants selling loose foods need to verbally explain or signpost allergenic information. For pre-packed food, allergens must now highlighted in the list of ingredients.
Food allergies can cause life threatening reactions and the numbers of people with this condition are growing. All food businesses need to inform customers if any of the 14 allergenic ingredients can be found in the food they make or serve.
Cambridgeshire County Council's Acting Head of Supporting Businesses and Communities, Aileen Andrews said "Over the last few months our officers have been out visiting some food businesses in the county to check they know what's expected of them and we would like to remind them that there's easy to use information on our website to help them comply. Just visit www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/businesslegislation ."