Food Allergy Information
Please be advised that from December 2014 there was a new law regarding Allergen Labelling, Bishop Challoner is fully complying with this and has a policy in place.
Please note it is the responsibility of the parent/carer and the student to ensure that the school is made aware of any allergies to food that they have.
Detailed information including a booklet will be displayed in all food areas. Although every care is taken it is the students responsibility to ask and check what food is suitable for them.
Please contact Catering 0121 441 6132 or First Aid if you require any additional information, or alternatively by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your child has any allergens please check weekly, the food item documents below along with the 'New Additions' document for the most up to date information.
Please be aware regarding the use of coconut we do not list it as an allergen in our reference sheets. We have taken our guidance from the Anaphylaxis Campaign. Coconut is a member of the palm family and only distantly related to tree nuts. The botanical distance between coconuts and tree nut would suggest that people with tree nut allergy should be able to tolerate coconut and studies have shown that this is generally true. After reading the link (anaphylaxis.org). If you are still concerned please contact us.
Information on all allergens
All allergens have the potential to be present in our kitchen. This can be in the form of the product itself or traces. We do everything we can to keep all allergens separate and extra care is taken to avoid cross contamination. We cannot guarantee that traces may not be present, particularly with nuts and sesame seeds. We state any allergens present or traces that have been notified by our suppliers. Similarly all our kitchen staff have received instruction and training on the severity of food allergies and how to prevent them arising. It is however the responsibility of the customer to make themselves known to staff where a food allergy exists, and to make enquiries if there is any uncertainty regarding the suitability of any food being served.