Allergen Policy

 

At Doves Farm we produce all our products with the utmost care to ensure they are safe for you to enjoy. The FREEE by Doves Farm® range is especially designed to cater for allergen-aware diets. As such we carry out extensive risk assessment and/or testing regarding the following allergens:

Gluten

We have a dedicated, separate gluten free mill and bakery. FREEE by Doves Farm gluten free products comply with the gluten limit of less than 20ppm.

We continually review our allergen labelling and always ensure this is clear on our products to give you a transparent view of what’s inside. 

Nuts

Doves Farm is a nut free site. This term is used to indicate that all nuts (both tree nuts and peanuts) are strictly prohibited in the entire area of land occupied by the business and under our control, including car park, canteen and factory offices. This means there are no nuts or nut-containing products on site. Whilst we do not test raw ingredients or finished products for traces of nuts, we do carry out a full risk assessment of our suppliers.

The exception to this applies to certain FREEE by Doves Farm products where we test raw materials or finished products specifically for peanuts. See Other Allergens below for more details. 

Other allergens

We carry out a full risk assessment for raw materials with regards to all 14 recognised allergens listed in the Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU). These allergens are:

  • Cereals containing gluten; namely wheat (such as spelt and khorasan wheat), rye, barley, oats
  • Crustaceans; for example prawns, crabs, lobster, crayfish
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Peanuts
  • Soybeans
  • Milk (including lactose)
  • Nuts; namely almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, pecan nuts, Brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia (or Queensland) nuts
  • Celery (including celeriac)
  • Mustard
  • Sesame
  • Sulphur dioxide/sulphites
  • Lupin, which includes lupin seeds and flour
  • Molluscs like mussels, whelks, oysters, snails and squid 

Selected ranges of our products declare on packaging that they are free from peanuts, milk, soya and/or egg. For all these products we not only carry out a full risk assessment, but also test the raw materials prior to using them in our products to support the free from claim on pack. 

 

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