Punch offers advice to tenants ahead of new allergen laws

By James Wallin, M&C Report

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Punch has compiled a pack for licensees on the new allergen law
Punch has compiled a pack for licensees on the new allergen law
Punch Taverns has reminded licensees that it is offering help with implementation of the new allergen laws.

On 13 December the EU Food Information Regulation no. 1169/2011 will come into effect, meaning pubs 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 has put together a Food Allergens Information Pack including 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. Reminders will be sent in the company’s e-newsletter in the run up to the deadline.

Compliant

Punch has also teamed up with CaterCost’s Ali Carter who is running two workshops for licensees.

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.

“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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3 comments

Allergen?

Posted by Freeholder,

Most Punch Tenants are allergic to Punch Taverns.

Leases should come with a Health and Wealth Warning.

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Not Ready

Posted by Paul Warren,

We are finding that there are many food outlets still do not understand what's needed to be compliant and will not be ready for the 13th December 2014.
It is good to see that Punch Taverns are taking a positive and proactive approach to this issue.

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Not Just

Posted by Objective Observer,

Do these regulations also include all wet offerings also. Likely to be the biggest difficulty, unless you are a master brewer.

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