Allergens in Breckland Orchard
- Cereals containing gluten: declaration of wheat (such as spelt and Khorasan), rye, barley, oats
- Nuts: declaration of almond, hazelnut, walnut, cashew, pecan nut, Brazil nut, pistachio nut and macadamia nut
- Sulphur dioxide or sulphites (where added is present at more than 10mg/kg)
The Food industry has tightened up enormously in response to the Horsemeat scandal a few years ago. And as a result I’ve filled in more declarations than I can possibly remember over the past few months …declaring that our core range of Posh Pop does indeed contain none of the above [our Posh Squash has a small amount of sulphites in it].
Yeap – Posh Pop is egg-free, celery-free, crustacean free and mustard-free…….and I’ve gone all the way back up the supply chain to double check, so that the guys I supply can also be 100% sure. Some customers have asked for individual confirmation by nut type.
All my labels comply to the regulations..yipee! No hidden allergens that haven’t been flagged.
It’s one of those law changes that I am sure looks really simple from a European Parliament standing, but it sure has meant a LOT of work for the food and drink industry on the ground to execute it. Its one of those ‘extra’ bits of work that’s been lobbed in over the past few months….and when you’re tiny that a big ask.