Here at Just Catering Midlands, we take the safety of our customers very seriously. We follow all relevant documentation from the Food Standards Agency. We ensure all our staff are educated about food allergens and follow proper procedures to keep allergens separate from other food stuffs when needed in our kitchens. We label all our food packaging to ensure customers are aware of the allergens contained in our food.
There are 14 major allergens. They are listed below, along with examples of where they can be found.
Found in celery, celeriac, stock cubes, salads, and soups.
Cereals containing Gluten
Found in wheat, rye, barley, oats, bread, breadcrumbs, cakes, couscous, pasta, pastry, sauces, soups and fried foods that have been dusted with flour.
Found in crabs, lobster, prawns, scampi, shrimp paste.
Found in cakes, mayonnaise, mousses, pasta, quiche, sauces, pastries or egg glaze.
Found in some fish sauces, pizza, relishes, stock cubes, Worcestershire Sauces and some salad dressings.
Found in flour and seeds, some types of bread, pasties and pasta.
Found in yogurts, milk powder, cream, cheese, butter. Also found in foods glazed with milk and in powdered soups and sauces.
These include whelks, squid, snails and mussels. It can also be found in oyster sauce or as an ingredient in fish stews.
Mustard can be found in breads, curries, marinades, meat products, soups, sauces and salad dressings.
This category only includes nuts that grow on trees. These include: hazelnuts, almonds and cashew nuts. Nuts can be found in desserts, crackers, biscuits, bread, Asian curries, stir-fried vegetables, ice cream, marzipan, nut oils and sauces.
Peanut is used as an ingredient in some biscuits, cakes, curries, sauces (e.g. satay) and deserts.
Found sprinkled on burger buns, breadsticks, in humous, tahini and sesame oil.
Found in tofu, soya beans, miso, soymilk and foods that simulate meat products.
Found in some canned fruits and vegetables and in the juices of these products. Also found in syrups, jams, jellies and other preserves. Found in some dried fruits and vegetables, such as apricots. Also in some cereals, muesli and crackers.