Jon Shayler
Erudus’s chief operating officer Jon Shayler

Erudus, a food product data firm that serves the foodservice industry, has pledged its support for an event highlighting allergen responsibility. 

It is backing a mock trial, which along with training consultancy Food Allergy Aware and in partnership with law firm Blake Morgan, will enhance food businesses’ knowledge of their legal obligations on allergens.

The company, which allows wholesalers and caterers to instantly access food specifications uploaded directly by manufacturers, is urging those in the industry to take notice of the food law seminar.

It comes amid growing concerns over incorrect allergen information being shared on the high street.

Erudus’s chief operating officer Jon Shayler says the mock trial will promote a crucial issue facing the industry: “We’re really looking forward to this event, with the outcome providing insight to everyone in foodservice about the potential repercussions of getting it wrong.

“From manufacturers to wholesalers and caterers, allergen information is something that must be adhered to in order to avoid prosecution and potentially catastrophic consequences. I’m hopeful that the mock trial will show how the correct allergen information and product specifications can be identified and made easily available to all parties.”

The interactive event will see practicing barristers and solicitors play out a fictional prosecution of a food business involved in the supply of produce containing allergens that had not been correctly listed.

It will also examine the responsibility of each party involved in the supply chain, along with the dynamics of due diligence and product recall. The mock hearing takes place on the 20 March at Blake Morgan’s office in Eastleigh.

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Paul Hill is the Editor of Better Wholesaling. He can be found on Twitter at @BW_PaulHill, or contacted via and 07960935659.


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