Assured Advice

The Pizza Pasta & Italian Food Association has agreed to take on a Statutory Primary Authority Role to represent its members and encourage consistent standards across the industry by providing Assured Advice on environmental health and trading standards issues.

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Acrylamide Risks in Food Preparation

Pizza and other food businesses need to take extra care in preparing foods to avoid the risks of acrylamide.

Under EU rules that come into being from April 2018 food businesses are required to take all reasonable steps to minimise the risks from acrylamide.

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The Recyclability of Pizza Boxes

There has been some comment in the press and on social media about whether pizza boxes are recyclable.   The answer is that the materials used to make boxes – generally fluted cardboard – are fully recyclable.

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#EasytoAsk Allergen Awareness campaign

As part of the Food Standards Agency #EasytoAsk Allergen Awareness campaign we have collaborated on a new logo that can be used across all printed media.

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Assured Advice on Allergen Labelling

This set of guidelines for labelling pizzas, ready meals and food to go products under the new Food Information regulations has been published by the PAPA Association (correct as at 16th January 2019).

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Guidance Notes on the Labelling of Pizza, Pasta and Italian Foods

This Assured Advice has been prepared by The Pizza Pasta & Italian Food Association under the Primary Authority Scheme for use by enforcement officers solely in relation to advice on labelling to be given to producers and sellers of products.

Full and unrestricted access to this Assured Advice is made exclusively available to PAPA Retail and Supplier Members as well as EHO's.

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Labelling Regulations - Allergens

On December 14 2014, regulations came into effect regarding the labelling of foods, including a requirement for all food businesses to declare if the foods they sell or supply contain any of 14 allergens.

Full and unrestricted access to this Assured Advice is made exclusively available to PAPA Retail and Supplier Members as well as EHO's.

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Fire Safety Guidelines

This guidance focuses on fire safety in pizza, pasta and Italian food restaurants, takeaways, delivery outlets and similar foodservice premises, concentrating particularly on the risks of fire in food preparation areas/kitchens and how to avoid them.

Full and unrestricted access to this Assured Advice is made exclusively available to PAPA Retail and Supplier Members as well as EHO's.

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