24 February 2015

Food Allergens Post Implementation of Food Information Regulations

Organised by:

SCI's Food Group

SCI HQ London

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.


The Food Information for Consumers Regulation (FIC) (1169/2011/EC) came into force across the EU on 13 December 2014. This had far-reaching implications across the food industry for the provision of allergen information. For pre-packaged foods it meant a change in the way the allergens are displayed on the pack, and a change to the way consumers' attention is drawn to them. For those supplying foods sold not pre-packed and all other areas of the industry, it has meant a huge change in the level of information that they must be able to provide on the allergens used in their products.

Two months on from the introduction of the changes of the regulation, are there still areas that the industry needs clarifying and what has the impact been? What lessons have been learnt in preparing for the change?

This evening event has been arranged to give food industry professionals and opportunity to hear an overview of the changes from an industry expert, Simon Flanagan, Senior Consultant, Food Safety, from RSSL. Simon has extensive experience working with different sectors within the food industry and assisting them in understanding the practical implications of the changes for their businesses.

Jenny Morris MBE, is a Chartered Fellow of the CIEH and she will be our second speaker of the evening. Jenny will be giving us an insight from an enforcement perspective into the work going on behind the scenes, with some examples of the different approaches being adopted.

We hope that the event will give food industry professionals an opportunity to ask our experts any burning questions that they may have on the regulations. We also hope attendees will appreciated the opportunity to network and share their experiences with each other at the wine and nibbles reception which will follow the lectures.


Event Day

Event Schedule
Registration and refreshments
Simon Flanagan- Food Information Regulation - What have we learnt so far?
Jenny Morris MBE - Enforcement of the allergen requirement in catering establishments. What is happening on the ground?
Refreshments and networking
Accessibility Grants

SCI accessibility grants are available to support SCI members with disabilities, long term health conditions, those who require a carer, and members who are nursing parents to attend SCI events. Download an application form to apply for a grant.

Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square 
London, SW1X 8PS

SCI Comms Team

Tel: 0207 598 1594

Email: Communications@soci.org

Tickets cost £8 on the website, £15 at the door on the day.

Become an SCI Member and save on this and future events

See Membership Options

Sign up as an Event Member to join this event. SCI Full or Student Members receive discounts on event registrations

Booking Process/Deadlines

Booking terms and conditions

CPD Info

SCI Members attending this meeting are able to claim CPD points.

Accredited cpd Centre - The CPD Standards Office - CPD Provider 41057 - www.cpdstandards.com

Additional Info
  • Simon Flanagan - Senior Consultant, Food Safety, RSSL (please note change in speaker)
  • Jenny Morris MBE - Chartered Fellow, CIEH