1. January 2022
ECARF-Allergy Seal for the new certification category allergy friendly community

Restaurant dining often poses a problem for allergy sufferers. The ingredients in dishes or products are often not listed, and ordering a food item of unknown composition means an increased risk of allergic reaction. This risk can be reduced if the kitchen keeps on hand a selection of special products suited to the needs of allergic persons, storing them under appropriate conditions and preparing them with care.


The ECARF Seal of Quality stands for this kind of care and precaution. In a catering atmosphere, the possibility of contact with allergens can never be completely eliminated, as the establishments are often reliant on food products purchased in bulk. Even before products are delivered, contamination with allergens may already have occurred during the storage or transportation process.


The ECARF Seal of Quality indicates catering establishments that offer reliable options designed to meet the specific needs of allergy sufferers just as latest also the  Café König within the allergy friendly community „ Schamallenberger Sauerland mit der Ferienregion Eslohe“.


Thousands of certificates have already been awarded since the first Seal of Approval in 2006. The Allergy Seal is awarded by the ECARF Foundation.