We've put together some general advice on food safety.


An allergy is a reaction the body has to a particular food or substance. Allergies are very common. They're thought to affect more than 1 in 4 people in the UK at some point in their lives.

Food businesses must comply with allergen legislation. This means that you must: 

  • provide allergen information to the consumer for both pre-packed and non-prepacked food or drink

  • handle and manage food allergens adequately