Guidance for Small Businesses & Caterers | Food Allergens

We understand and appreciate that operating small food businesses and outlets at any time is challenging. It is vital that food safety controls are put in place including high standards of cleaning and segregation. These trusted resources aim to provide the help and guidance you need. 

IFST Resources

FoodDrinkEurope (FDE)

Food and Drink Federation (FDF)

Food Standards Agency (FSA)

Food Standards Scotland (FSS)

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)


  • Short e-seminar intended to familiarise the viewer with the concepts of food allergen risk assessment and specifically with the risks from unintended allergen presence.
  • Risk Management for Food Allergy (2014): book developed by a team of scientists and industry professionals who understand the importance of allergen risk assessment and presents practical, real-world guidance for food manufacturers. Edited by C Bernhard Madsen, R Crevel, C Mills, S Taylor ISBN 978-0-12-381988-8 Elsevier Inc. Academic Press 
  • Gluten-free legislation: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 828/2014: on the requirements for the provision of information to consumers on the absence or reduced presence of gluten in food 

Government Chemist (LGC)

Allergen Bureau

  • The Allergen Bureau supports the global food industry in achieving best practice in allergen management. Their aim is to share information that builds trust and transparency and supports allergen sensitive consumers to make informed choices. 

Allergy Action

  • Allergy Action provides information to help allergic people choose food and  travel safely as well as advice and training in food allergen risk management 

Anaphylaxis Campaign

Allergy UK

Coeliac UK