How you can Protect your customers with Uniware's Allergen Features

Updated: Apr 29

The introduction of Natasha’s Law in October 2021 in the UK has highlighted the need for compliance with allergen regulations for food businesses.

Making sure you stay compliant with the law not only helps you avoid potential legal action, but also better protects your customers and enhances their confidence when they buy from you, building higher customer loyalty in the long term while strengthening your reputation.

The full details of the Irish law on displaying food allergens can be found on the Food Safety Authority of Ireland -

14 Allergens

There are 14 allergens that must be declared by law:

  • Cereals containing gluten - wheat (such as spelt and khorasan wheat), rye, barley, oats Note: The cereal name e.g 'wheat', must be declared and highlighted, not 'gluten'

  • Crustaceans e.g. crabs, prawns, lobsters

  • Eggs

  • Fish

  • Peanuts

  • Soybeans

  • Milk

  • Nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, pecan nuts, brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macademia/Quensland nut) Note: The name of the nut, e.g. 'almond', must be declared and highlighted, not 'nuts'

  • Celery

  • Mustard

  • Sesame Seeds

  • Sulphur Dioxide and sulphites (at concentrations of more than 10mg/kg or 10mg/L in terms of total sulphur dioxide) – used as a preservative

  • Lupin - not very common in Ireland

  • Molluscs e.g. mussels, oysters, squid, snails

This guide aims at helping you understand the various regulations that your business is subject to, based on the types of food you sell, and the various free features within the

Uniware system you can utilise to stay compliant with the law while creating a safer, more inclusive dining experience for your customers