24 February 2015
SCI's Food Group
SCI HQ London
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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.
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