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Allergen and Nutrition Information

Changes to nutritional and allergen legislation
On 13th December 2014 new legislation came into effect that will have an impact on all food service operators throughout the supply chain.

ALLERGENS
This means that the fourteen most common allergens must be easily identified in your recipes, these are:

  • Cereals Containing Gluten, Such as wheat, rye barley, oats, spell, kamuts and products there of
  • Crustaceans; for example prawns, crab, lobster and crayfish
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Peanuts
  • Soybeans
  • Milk
  • Celery
  • Mustard
  • Sesame
  • Nuts - such as almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecan nuts, brazil nuts, pistachio, cashew and macadamia (Queensland) nuts
  • Sulphar dioxide and sulphites
  • Lupin
  • Molluscs for example clams, mussels, whelks, oysters, snails and squids

For pre-packaged foods (food in sealed bags, boxes, jars, bottles etc.) Allergens must be easily identified within the ingredient list in a contrasting font to distinguish it from the other ingredients.

NUTRITION
Nutrition declaration on pre-packaged food is currently VOLUNTARY, however this will also become mandatory on 13th December 2016

If you have any specific questions, please contact trading@nus.org.uk

We have endeavoured to provide as much allergen information as possible from across our supply base, however, please be aware that these lists are not exhaustive of all products available through our deals and do not encompass suppliers full ranges. 

The information regarding allergens is subject to change as recipes are amended. So we advise that you work closely with all your suppliers to stay up to date with the most accurate information.

May 2021

February 2021