The Importance of being aware
Over the last six months, there has been a massive media and news presence surrounding the importance of allergens and knowing what’s in your food, and as we’re sure you’re aware, the consequences of foods and products incorrectly labelled can be severe and in some cases fatal.
Erudus gives manufacturers, wholesalers and caterers the platform to share product data across the foodservice industry to ensure that everyone has accurate information of what is in a food product, and for those with allergies it also answers the question ‘is this safe to eat?’.
Many organisations offer support, training and consultancy services to catering businesses within the food industry, helping to ensure they’re achieving the highest level of safety for customers.
Food Allergy Aware is one of these organisations, founded in 2013 by Caroline Benjamin MIH; Food Allergy Aware is a leading national provider of FreeFrom auditing, consultancy and training for the foodservice industry. Recognised by both Highfield HABC and The Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) there also friends of Erudus and understand the need for a data-driven solution within the industry.
Trial, Sentence and Prosecution
Caroline and Food Allergy Aware are working with Blake Morgan LLP Solicitors in a bid to demonstrate how the failure of controlling risks in food safety can result in a criminal prosecution by putting together a mock trial demonstration event.
We’ll be supporting the event with attendance on the day and sponsorship, we’d like to extend an invitation to any of our customers who may be interested.
Practising barristers and solicitors will role-play a fictional scenario involving the prosecution of a food business engaged in the supply of products containing allergens which had not been identified correctly. The sentencing hearing will examine the responsibilities of each entity in the supply chain, explore the dynamics of a product recall, and consider the concepts of due diligence in practice.
This is a ticketed event with limited spaces it will include light refreshments and an opportunity for Q&A and networking with experts in allergen and food safety from within the foodservice industry.