Allergen labelling in our food products
We provide clear allergy and ingredient labelling on all our food products. We do this by highlighting all ingredients that must be declared as allergens in the EU and UK in capital and/or bold letters in the ingredients list, making it easy to spot them at-a-glance. These allergens are:
- Cereals containing gluten
- Tree nuts
- Sesame seeds
- Sulphur dioxide and sulphites when present at concentrations above 10mg/kg or 10mg/litre
In addition to this, if there is the chance an allergen may be present due to the way the product is made but not intentionally added (for example if the factory makes other products that contain nuts) we include a ‘Precautionary Allergen Label’ such as ‘May contain peanuts’ to indicate the potential presence of that allergen.
Occasionally we may have to change our recipes or where or how we manufacture our products which is why we always recommend checking the label before consuming that product, even if you have checked it before, as this will always provide you with the most up-to-date information.
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Our range of vegan products have been developed for those people who do not want to consume ingredients of animal origin including meat, eggs, milk and honey. A vegan label means these ingredients have not been intentionally added to our products. The products are certified by the European Vegetarian Union (EVU) and carry the ‘V-Label’ which is registered both internationally and in the European Union.
On occasion, because of the way certain vegan products are made, there may be the chance of an animal-derived allergen being present which is why they sometimes have a ‘May contain milk’ label for example. This means that even though the product is vegan, it may not be suitable for those with an allergy to an animal-derived allergen; which is why it is important to always read the label before consuming any of our products.
For more information visit: https://www.fdf.org.uk/globalassets/resources/publications/fdf-guidance-allergen-free-and-vegan-claims.pdf