AVA Calls Members To Arms Over EU Allergen Labelling Provisions

AVA Calls Members To Arms Over EU Allergen Labelling Provisions

 

The UK Food Standards Agency, under the auspices of DEFRA, has invited the AVA to comment on EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation No 1169/2011 – Allergen Labelling Provisions and the meeting is designed to help crystalise the AVA’s approach.

‘This regulation has implications for the Vending Industry’

‘This regulation has implications for the Vending Industry and we must ensure that we have a robust, all-encompassing submission that both protects our industry and allows us to continue to thrive and prosper’, AVA CEO Jonathan Hilder said today.

The AVA is asking for members’ input to ensure that the submission it makes is robust, fair and accurate.

The timetable for events is as follows:

11th December 2012 ; NOTICE to all AVA members to participate in an AVA Consultation meeting at, or near Birmingham Airport which will be held on 9th January 2013 between 2pm and 4pm.

2nd January 2013: all relevant papers and meeting details to be sent to all AVA members ahead of the 9th January 2013 meeting

9th January 2013: AVA consultation meeting between 2pm and 4pm at the Novotel, 70 Broad Street, Birmingham.

31st January 2013: AVA submission to DEFRA with copy to be posted and available on AVA website (members only section)

‘The views of our members are important and we urge you to take part in this consultation meeting’ Jonathan said. ‘Do nothing and the government will decide the process for us!

Members are asked to let Jonathan know if they are able to attend this meeting in the afternoon of 9th January in Birmingham.

‘Do nothing and the government will decide the process for us!’ Jonathan Hilder