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Food service sector still needs more knowledge when providing for the food allergy customer

Blog posts   •   Jun 01, 2017 15:15 BST

Food Allergy Aware's Kickstarter campaign goes live ! Food Allergy Aware have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the cost of giving away 1000 FREE copies of their Food Allergy Awareness induction booklet to be used by those in the Food Service sector as a reference when managing the food allergy, coeliac and food intolerant customer.

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The food matters live event is less than 2 weeks away! The event is full of live demo’s and talks.

Blog posts   •   Nov 11, 2015 18:46 GMT

Check out the event preview by clicking here.

Why visit?

Join thousands of professionals from across the food and drink industry, nutrition and health sectors at the UK’s first cross-sector event dedicated to food, health and nutrition. Over the three days of the event, there will be a chance to:

  • Debate the most important issues facing the food, health and nutrition sectors in the Food Matters Live Conference.
  • Meet over 400 exhibitors at the forefront of driving nutritional improvements in food and drink
  • Benefit from the unrivaled learning opportunities presented by the 300 seminar speakers
  • Participate in a series of interactive attractions, practical demonstrations and live tastings taking place each day

To register your interest in the event click here.We will be on Stand 225 right next to the Free From Eating Out Awards. Drop by and see a preview of our Level 1 Elearning and Induction booklet to help your staff understand their responsibilities under the FIC regulations, click here to see a draft format of the booklet

Food Matters Live is the UK's first cross-sector event bringing together professionals from across the food and drink industry, nutrition and health to address one of the most important challenges of our time: the relationship between food, health, nutrition and their connections with the environment, population health and wellbeing.

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Allergy labelling how confident is the FreeFrom customer when eating out?

Blog posts   •   Nov 10, 2015 19:29 GMT

The Food Information for Consumers (FIC) Regulations 1169/2011 was introduced last December, since the introduction of the allergy labelling laws is the freefrom customer more confident when eating out? It would seem not! Check out our survey to see what they had to say.

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FATC Training launches bespoke flexible CIEH food safety course to suit training needs to include Level 2 allergen award

Press Releases   •   Sep 01, 2015 13:08 BST

To help food businesses with their training requirements FATC has developed a 2 for 1 training course to cover level 3 food safety and level 2 food allergen awareness. Enabling food businesses to save resources, time and money!

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The University of Winchester is awarded Gold Standard, ‘Certificate of Achievement’ for their Food Allergy Awareness program

Press Releases   •   Jun 16, 2015 09:05 BST

The University of Winchester's catering team has always taken its role in food service seriously, whether it is ensuring that they only use ethical meat in their recipes, support local suppliers or using producers with sustainable practices, now they have taken this to the next level by supporting those with special dietary requirements, ensuring a safe and positive dining experience.

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PRESS RELEASE: Bidvest 3663 Partners with the ‘Food Allergy Training Consultancy’ (FATC) To Offer Discounted Food Allergy Workshops across the UK.

Press Releases   •   Jan 06, 2015 14:21 GMT

For those food service businesses struggling to manage the new allergy labelling laws, Bidvest 3663 is partnering with the Food Allergy Training Consultancy to sponsor workshops which will take place in January and February 2015 across the UK.

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2014 round up for the Food Allergy Training Consultancy - Wow What a year!

Blog posts   •   Jan 06, 2015 13:15 GMT

The team at FATC have been very busy throughout the last year and we thought it was time to give you an update on where we are at with food allergy training, with the new labelling regulations now on our door step! Here's a review of 2014 for the Food allergy Training Consultancy;

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NEWS Release Major organisations join forces with the Food Allergy Training Consultancy

Press Releases   •   Sep 26, 2013 12:38 BST

Major organisations are actively joining forces with the Food Allergy Training Consultancy to help educate food businesses and venues on massive changes to food allergen labelling legislation.

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NEWS Release- Food allergy consultant and sufferer leads the way in educating businesses ready for major changes to EU food legislation

Press Releases   •   Aug 21, 2013 10:41 BST

A food allergy consultant and sufferer is leading the way with educating food businesses and venues across the country on major changes to food labelling legislation. From December 2014, current food labelling laws for the food service industry will change, business will need to provide allergy information, highlighting specifically food allergens listed within the regulations.

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More information here http://www.fatc.co.uk/fatc-consultants/

About Food Allergy Aware (FATC)

At Food Allergy Training Consultancy our aim is improve the experience of dining out for others in the coeliac, allergy and intolerance community.

At Food Allergy Training Consultancy (FATC) our aim is improve the experience of dining out for others in the coeliac, allergy and intolerance community. Caroline has an in-depth knowledge of the catering industry, along with years of experience in the training and organisational world, which makes her the perfect person to spearhead the campaign.

We offer assistance and guidance for establishments to prepare for the EU legislation that will be mandatory by December 2014, the legislation requires all food businesses to provide allergy information on food that is unpackaged.

As there is currently a lack of in-depth knowledge on food allergies and food intolerances in the catering industry FATC will provide training to educate food service staff on these issues and provide advice on “free-from” substitutions. Currently there is little compulsory training on food allergies in generic food hygiene courses, which presents problems with regards to issues such as cross-contamination, which can then compromise the safety of the diner.

FATC’s aim is to highlight the huge benefits of being allergy friendly so that both consumer and provider can reap the rewards. Our belief is that venues going that extra mile will be rewarded by gaining the loyalty of the customer and the other diners that accompany them.