Responsibilities of Caterer:
Your basic responsibility is to provide food that is safe to eat. By law, you must have in place a food safety management system based on HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control points) principles to assess risks and control food safety hazards.
Food allergens are also a hazard and, while generally not included in HACCP systems, should nonetheless be considered and handled in the same systematic way.
Identifying allergenic ingredients:
Food allergen management system:
Train all staff
Act with due diligence
Food allergy issues can sometimes lead to legal cases. And while every legal case is unique, it’s considered best practice to always act with what’s called ‘due diligence.’ This means that if someone tries to sue your business over a food allergy issue, you may by law* defend yourself if you can prove that you took ‘all reasonable precautions and exercised due diligence’ to avoid committing an offence. In general, this means:
Communicate with customers
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