December 2014 saw new food regulations come into force. Alan Field looks at what FMs need to know to ensure their catering operation is up to scratch.

On 13 December 2014 new regulations came into force (the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation 1169/2011), known in the UK as the Food Information Regulations 2014 (FIR). The main focus about the FIR so far has been discussion about allergy information for the consumer. However, this is only one element of the regulations. They will also consolidate and clarify broader labelling and information requirements, such as the description of foodstuffs, including the origin of meat.

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