Allergen information for customers with food allergies or intolerances EU Food Information to Consumers Legislation Regulation 1169/2011/EC Allergen definition.
‘A food allergy is an abnormal, exaggerated reaction of the immune system to certain proteins in food. These proteins are known as “allergen”.
A food intolerance is also an adverse reaction to a protein or non-protein constituent of a food.’ EU legislation is nuts now recognises 14 foods as being responsible for the majority of allergic reactions in Europe.
In Ireland, the primary causes of allergic and intolerant reactions to food are; peanuts, fish, eggs, tree nuts & seeds, fruit & vegetables, milk and wheat. Food Information is defined by the FSAI as “information concerning a food and made available to the final consumer by means of a label, other accompanying material, or any other means including modern technology tools or verbal communication”.
Halo Cafe Menus
We are more than happy to tailor our menu to your own tastes and dietary requirements. Please ask for advice on what is available that may not appear in our full menu. We have catered for many events that have specific dietary requirements and have succeeded in providing colourful, tasty and nutritious menus.
Some dishes on our menu listed as containing allergens may not directly contain the allergen. On some ingredients manufacturers’ labels may have stated that this product ‘may contain’ or ‘is manufactured in a factory that makes’ products containing allergens.
We have listed these items in the allergen and intolerance labelling to ensure our customers’ safety and satisfaction. Please inform us of your specific circumstance and we will advise accordingly.
Our Menus Contain:
Wheat, Gluten, Eggs, Milk, Soya, Sulphites, Fish, Mustard, Fish, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Peanuts, Lupin, Molluscs, Crustaceans.
Our menus are produced in a kitchen where allergens are in constant use.
Some of our ingredients are produced in factories that contain allergens.