Food Allergens

Food Allergens

The EU has a list of 14 food allergens that must be declared in menu items:

  • Cereals containing gluten - wheat (such as spelt and khorasan wheat), rye, barley, oats. Note:The cereal name, e.g., 'wheat', must be declared and highlighted, not 'gluten'.
  • Crustaceans, e.g., crabs, prawns, lobsters
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Peanuts
  • Soybeans
  • Milk
  • Nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, pecan nuts, brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia/Queensland nut). Note:The name of the nut, e.g., 'almond', must be declared and highlighted, not 'nuts'.
  • Celery
  • Mustard
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sulphur dioxide and sulphites– used as a preservative
  • Lupin
  • Molluscs, e.g., mussels, oysters, squid, snails

At Crover House, we show the allergens with their abbreviations at the bottom of each page on our menus as follows:

Allergens: G=Gluten, E=Eggs, M=Milk, S=Soybeans, N=Nuts, C=Crustaceans, F=Fish, P=Peanuts, CY=Celery, MD=Mustard, SS=Sesame Seeds, SD=Sulphur Dioxide, L=Lupin, MS=Molluscs

Each menu item is followed by the allergens it contains:

Slow cooked salmon fillet (contains M,F,CY,MD,SD)

The Salmon dish contains milk, fish, celery, mustard and sulphur dioxide.


Where the exact allergen is required (nut and gluten), we show it as follows:

Pesto Linguini(contains G-Wheat,N-Pine,CY,MD,SD,M)

The Pesto Linguini dish contains gluten in the form of wheat, pine nuts, celery, mustard, sulphur dioxide and milk.