The number of people suffering from food allergies have doubled in the last fifteen years to a point where more than 10% of the population states they have some type of intolerance. In order to ensure their safety and rights, the new allergen law, which is provided for in European Regulation 1169/2011, establishes that all food business operators at all stages of the food chain must report the allergens contained in their dishes.
So, how must this be done? From what date? Who is required to do so? Which allergens must be declared and what happens if you don't do it? The law is extensive but it can be explained with six key points: