Call for new research on food allergies
Posted: 8 October 2013 | Food Standards Agency | No comments yet
The main aim of the research is to understand the preferences of food allergic and intolerant consumers…
The Food Standards Agency is inviting applications for a new research project to investigate the preferences of people with food allergies and/or intolerances when eating outside of the home.
This work will inform the implementation of the new allergy requirements under the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (No. 1169/2011) (EU FIC) before the rules apply in December 2014.
The EU FIC will require that information on the presence of 14 allergens when used as deliberate ingredients should be provided for foods that are not pre-packed. There is a three year transition period – from December 2011 to December 2014 – to allow food business operators to take the necessary actions in order to comply with the provisions.
About the research
The main aim of the research is to understand the preferences of food allergic and intolerant consumers on how information on the 14 allergenic ingredients is provided when eating out. The research will also explore the impact that these changes will have on the quality of life of food allergic and intolerant consumers before and after the rules have been applied.
Applications should be submitted online, using our electronic procurement system, by 5pm on Monday 18 November 2013.