The Icon Font is an extension of the Erudus Food Allergy Icons, which were designed to help users easily identify whether a food product contains or may contain any of the major allergen ingredients using a graphical format. The food allergy icon font extends the functionality by offering designers and developers a pixel perfect solution for the web.
The Erudus Food Allergy Icon Font is designed to help designers and developers provide a pixel perfect solution, aiding users to quickly and easily identify in a graphical format whether a food product contains or may contain any of the EU’s 14 Major Food Allergens. (as outlined in the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation No. 1169/2011 and EU Food Information Regulation 1169/2001).
At the time of publication, no standardised approach to the graphic representation of the presence of allergen ingredients in food products has been agreed. Various icons and visual representations are being used across the food industry.
We believe that an industry wide icon set/icon font should be adopted. In a bid to drive standardisation we are offering free use of the Erudus Food Allergy Icons/icon font to the industry. Adoption of the icon set would enable a standardised approach for Food Manufacturers, Wholesalers, Foodservice companies and Caterers alike, whilst building a consumer recognised mark to instil trust and confidence in the final product.
You are free to use the Erudus food allergy icon font and we would encourage you to adopt these as the industry standard. All we ask is the following guidelines are met:
– The icons must be presented in a legible fashion for the end user i.e they are easily readable and the end user can identify to which allergen ingredient the icon refers
– The icons should be displayed at a minimum of 50 pixels wide by 50 pixels high
– There should be a minimum of 10% whitespace between icons displayed together either horizontally or vertically or around an individual icon
– Icons should always be scaled proportionally
– We believe that the colour of the icon is an important visual cue for people, and that arbitrarily changing the colour could disrupt that cue and confuse users. No changes should be made to the icon itself or the colours, other than altering the size
Erudus icons and icon font are licensed under the MIT License: https://opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.html
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