Industry experts publish new white paper: how to stop allergens falling off the agenda

For over 30 years STS has been at the forefront of food safety and recognise that there is a need to share expertise across the food industry.

They recently hosted a Food Safety Round Table Event at Browns Courtrooms, Covent Garden, with an expert panel made up of key industry figures with a depth of knowledge and experience in the fields of hospitality and supply chain. With Brexit looming on the horizon and high-profile food safety concerns regularly in the headlines, STS feel strongly that a united voice is needed from within the food industry to help shape the future of food safety in the UK.

Mike Williams, Director of STS, says: “There are many great brands in the hospitality sector, yet all too often there is little sharing of great practice to help improve food safety standards across all UK businesses. At STS we believe in leading from the front. The white paper we are issuing today looks at the challenges that allergens present to food businesses and consumers, as well as the steps that need to be taken to ensure that focus on allergens does not drop off the agenda.

“There has been a steady increase in the number of allergen sufferers in the UK, and careful control of allergenic ingredients is essential. Many controls are simple but it’s important that food businesses maintain focus and care at all times. This white paper looks at the common difficulties experienced across the industry and provides best practice advice, using the expertise of the STS food safety panel.

“This is the first of three white papers which will be published free of charge, by way of giving something back to an industry that is worth over £73bn per annum to the UK economy.

The STS Food Safety Panel was made up of:

Lisa Cobb - Select Service Partner (SSP) Ltd

Tracey Colbert - Wagamama

Sarah Delaney - IKEA

Seth Gulliver - Just Eat

Robert Kitchen - Nandos

Kirsten Lawton - Pret A Manger

Tony Lewis - CIEH

Jacqui McPeake - Allergen Accreditation

Sheila Miles - ISS

Mike Wilson - Cascade Associates

The white paper can be downloaded from the site below

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