Food allergic consumers more confident about eating out
On 13th December 2014, EU legislation was introduced requiring retailers of non-prepacked foodstuffs to provide customers with information relating to the presence of 14 specified allergens as ingredients in their products. To this end, the Food Standard Agency commissioned research to establish consumer preferences for information provision about allergens when eating out and to investigate the impact of the Food Information Regulation on food allergic and intolerant adult consumers and on parents and caregivers of food allergic and intolerant children. The study shows that people with food allergies and intolerances are more confident about eating out since allergen information rules were introduced in 2014. It presents strong evidence that the legislation has had a positive impact and that good allergen information is good for business.
To know more, see the final report.