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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge

Allergens and dietary requests

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Identifying allergens and meeting dietary and religious food requests


The Catering department has a legal responsibility to identify and highlight where food it serves contains any of the 14 Allergens specified in the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation No. 1169/2011 and make this information available to diners.

In addition we always provide a vegan and vegetarian option in the cafeteria, at College Dinners and Formal Hall. We endeavor to cater for all specific dietary requests when informed in advance and where this is practical and financially viable for the event the request is made for.

When requested in advance we will cater for religious requirements at Formal Hall and College Dinners, however where this is cost prohibitive we will work with individuals to agree a suitable and acceptable way forward.

We only purchase Halal meat that is stunned before slaughter. The use of Halal meat is identified and communicated via online menus and physical menus for cafeteria, Formal Hall and private dinners

We provide meat products that are acceptable under Islamic Dietary Law which are available to choose at the cafeteria servery on a daily basis at either lunch or dinner. We will always make this information available by noting it as "Halal" on the menus which are displayed at the food service point. This is so that customers can make an informed choice.