The 14 allergens

In accordance with the EU Regulation on the provision of food information (No. 1169/2011), caterers as well as restaurant and hotel owners must inform their customers as to which food could trigger allergies or intolerances. This information obligation exists if ingredients from the 14 main categories (including products thereof) are used in the preparation of the food.

Source: WKO (2019). Allergens, allergen identification. Allergen information regulations, labelling allergenic substances information obligation, URL:, retrieved on: 18.12.2020.