Our allergen policy

Meeting strict requirements

Allergen policy

Verstegen goes for quality, Verstegen goes for food safety. Many players in the European market choose Verstegen for this very reason. We are happy to meet the European requirements, including the allergens policy. Please, read all about it on this page.


Fourteen allergens

The European Commission has regulated the labelling of 14 allergens in (2003/89/EC). Information is very important for consumers suffering from food allergy or food intolerance. This legislation not only has a direct impact on the method of labelling but also affects overall chain management.

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Verstegen is happy to help you develop completely allergen-free products. We have a lot of experience! In order to meet the high allergen policy requirements, we have taken a number of measures.


Importance of the label

Information is essential for consumers suffering from food allergy or food intolerance. For these people, the lack of detailed information is a handicap because they can never be sure that the products they buy do not contain allergens. Therefore, consumers suffering from a food allergy or food intolerance must be adequately informed about the composition of foods by means of labels.