Allergen Accreditation works to provide the knowledge and structured approach to allergy management, and to assess each individual business.
Outlets will need to have trained staff, a clear policy for allergen management, an understanding of the Law and effective communication mechanisms for consumers to easily access.
This affects the entire catering and hospitality industry in the UK.
Allergen Accreditation achieves two key aims:
- To provide the consumer (or guardian- of the consumer) the confidence that a premises is safe to eat & drink at, and,
- provide the catering/ hospitality operator a framework to develop, implement its allergen strategy and gain a recognised accreditation
This process encourages operators to review their entire ingredient supply chain & systems, develop a greater understanding of ingredients and their component parts, develop a wider understanding of allergens & intolerance's (and the effects on people with allergies) and connect to a host of expert organisations specialising in specific groups and areas.
It is an endorsement of your operating standards. It will support your business applications for expansion and as time goes on more people with allergies will want to know that you are delivering BEST PRACTICE in your hotel, school, hospital, pub, restaurant, cafe etc.