The growing concern among society and the health authorities for an increasing number of allergies to different types of food is well-known, to the point that laws have been enacted to protect and safeguard the health of those with special meal control and care needs. It is European law. Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers, of 14 October 2011, solves this problem and seeks to safeguard consumers’ rights to know what they are actually eating which may pose a risk to their health.
What is an allergen in food?
In general, an allergen is a substance that can provoke a hypersensitive (allergic) reaction in susceptible people. In nutrition, it is a food or ingredient in a food that is capable of developing an allergy in sensitive consumers.
At Transportes Félix, we take the necessary measures so foodstuff or products with allergens do not enter into direct or indirect contact with allergen-free foodstuffs by doing the necessary checks of our tankers to ensure their absences whenever necessary.