Wholesalers and suppliers unite to tackle allergen challenge

Management of food allergen and nutritional information is one of the top hurdles facing the industry

Discussions between wholesaler and suppliers have taken place at Erudus’s inaugural steering committee meetings. Erudus has more than 90,000 manufacturers, caterers, and wholesalers using its software, which contains more than 60,000 products.

“We have collated all feedback and have begun reviewing internally, and the majority will end up on our development plan,” said Jon Shayler, chief operating officer at Erudus. “It’s vital that we develop the system based on what’s important to the users, and this covers functionality as well as its features. Our sole aim is to provide the industry with the best solution to dealing with allergen and nutritional product specifications.”

For Holdsworth Foods, handling allergen and nutritional data was a matter that was ‘getting bigger’ for the wholesaler.

“Getting it into the system so people can draw from it is so important and it’s got to be accurate,” said Sarah Jones, Holdsworth Foods. “Erudus is invaluable for us in that sense.”

The next steering committee meetings are scheduled for 17 and 18 March 2020, and anyone interested in attending should contact Erudus. The venues will be based in the midlands, with all details confirmed in due course.

“In addition, we will further enhance our education support, which will include launching an online training suite, how-to guides, and training videos. These will run alongside our current activity of starting and continuing conversations via media relations, social media and face-to-face at events, trade shows, and exhibitions,” continued Jon.

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