Food safety for businesses

Allergen guidance and training

You must provide allergen information if you run a food business in the retail and catering sectors. You must also follow labelling rules, as set out in food law.

This means food businesses must:

  • give customers allergen information for both prepacked and non-prepacked food and drink.
  • handle and manage food allergens effectively in food preparation.

Food businesses must ensure that staff receive training on allergens.

Complete the Food Standards Agency food allergy training

There is also an allergen checklist with tips on food allergy best practice.

There is separate guidance on allergen food labelling guidance for food manufacturers and allergen guidance for institutional caterers.