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New food allergen requirements come into force on the 13th December 2014 under the new EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (No. 1169/2011). Community buildings will be pleased to hear official advice from the Government’s Food Allergy Team: Individuals or undertakings, not regarded as food businesses, are exempt from the new EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation. This exemption would apply to home-made food and drink which is occasionally or rarely provided at community events or voluntary cake sales. However, as good practice and on a voluntary basis, it may be helpful to make allergen information available to promote safer and informed food choices.

More information about the allergen requirements can be found in the technical guidance (paragraphs 5, 26, 76 relevant to village halls).

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