Members are reminded of their legal obligations to ensure that potential consumers of food products containing any of the listed 14 Allergens must provide written information advising the public of the presence of allergens in the product.
Whilst packaged foodstuffs sold in your stores will already have any allergen listed, you as the retailer of non-packaged foodstuffs must ensure that you meet your obligation in this regard.
We are aware that some members have been approached by EHO’s working on behalf of the FSAI advising them of the potential lack of compliance with regard to the absence of notices on non-packaged goods such as Ice Cream cones. For avoidance of doubt, there is no need to note the presence of an allergen in a product whose description is a clear indication of an allergen such as Ice Cream but where a person would fall short is not showing the presence of the allergen milk in the chocolate flake if there is a “99” or the presence of wheat in the cone/wafer. We have provided a suggested notice of how you may wish to meet your Allergen Compliance requirements here: https://www.csna.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Ice-Cream-Allergen-Sign-.pdf
You can access a copy of the FSAI advice leaflet on Allergen Compliance here:Back to news