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Allergen Notice

Our food products include following 14 allergens.

The 14 allergens

There are 14 major allergens which need to be declared when used as ingredients. The following list tells you what these allergens are and provides some examples of foods where they may be found:

Celery

This includes celery stalks, leaves and seeds and celeriac. It is often found in celery salt, salads, some meat products, soups and stock cubes.

Cereals containing gluten

This includes wheat (such as spelt and Khorasan wheat/ Kamut), rye, barley and oats. It is often found in foods containing flour, such as some baking powders, batter breadcrumbs, bread, cakes, couscous, meat products, pasta, pastry, sauces, soups and foods dusted with flour. The cereal will need to be declared. However, it is up to you if you want to declare the presence of gluten with this.

Crustaceans

This includes crabs, lobster, prawns and scampi. It is often found in shrimp paste used in Thai curries or salads.

Eggs

This is often found in cakes, some meat products, mayonnaise, mousses, pasta, quiche, sauces and foods brushed or glazed with egg. 6 Allergen information for loose foods

Fish

This is often found in some fish sauces, pizzas, relishes, salad dressings, stock cubes and in Worcestershire sauce.

Lupin

This includes lupin seeds and flour, and can be found in some types of bread, pastries and pasta.

Milk

This is found in butter, cheese, cream, milk powders and yoghurt. It is often used in foods glazed with milk, powdered soups and sauces.

Molluscs

This includes mussels, land snails, squid and whelks. It is often found in oyster sauce or as an ingredient in fish stews.

Mustard

This includes liquid mustard, mustard powder and mustard seeds. It is often found in breads, curries, marinades, meat products, salad dressing, sauces and soups.

Nuts

This includes almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, pecan nuts, Brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia or Queensland nuts. These can be found in breads, biscuits, crackers, desserts, icecream, marzipan (almond paste), nut oils and sauces. Ground, crushed or flaked almonds are often used in Asian dishes such as curries or stir fries.

Peanuts

This can be found in biscuits, cakes, curries, desserts and sauces such as for satay. It is also found in groundnut oil and peanut flour. Allergen information for loose foods 7

Sesame seeds

This can be found in bread, breadsticks, houmous, sesame oil and tahini (sesame paste).

Soya

This can be found in bean curd, edamame beans, miso paste, textured soya protein, soya flour or tofu. It is often used in some desserts, ice cream, meat products, sauces and vegetarian products.

Sulphur dioxide

This is often used as a preservative in dried fruit, meat products, soft drinks and vegetables as well as in wine and beer.

Please ask staff for more information about allergens if you have any concerns. You can get more information about food allergen on this link.http://www.food.gov.uk/the-website-of-the-food-standards-agency