Punch Taverns has revealed it is offering support to its licensees who are all set to be affected by the introduction of new food regulations.

On 13th December 2014, EU Food Information Regulation no. 1169/2011 (FIR) will come into effect and will have an impact on all foodservice operators. The aim of the legislation is to combine all existing rules on general food labelling and nutrition, and to enable customers to make an informed choice wherever they are buying food. This means that the pub must be able to provide any customer with the allergenic information of all the dishes that are served.

In response to the introduction of the new regulation, Punch Taverns have put together a Food Allergens Information Pack to send to its licensees to ensure they know everything they need to about the new law. The information pack includes a detailed guide on the law, an allergens sample data sheet and posters.

As well as being available to licensees online on the Punch Buying Club, a hard copy has also been sent in the post to every licensee. Furthermore, reminders will be sent in the company’s e-newsletter in the run up to the deadline and information will also be available at the popular Punch Taverns roadshows.

Punch’s Head of Catering Development, Alan Todd, said: “All pubs serving food need to take action now and ensure they are compliant in time for the regulation change. We have been sending out information and communicating with our licensees for some time now to ensure they are informed of what they need to do.

He continues, “All of our team of Catering Development Managers, nationally, are available to advise and support our licensees with all the resources and support we have available.”

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Tags: Alan Todd, Allergens, Punch Buying Club