Food Labeling

If there's Lupin in it, there's Lupin on it

We are legally obliged to inform you about the allergens and food additives contained in the foods we serve.

In Dussmann Service restaurants, diners are informed about allergens and food additives on printed and online meal plans and on information flyers in the restaurant.

And of course in direct communication with Dussmann personnel.

The Dussmann nutrition experts can be reached at ernaehrung and they would be happy to answer any questions you may have about allergens, additives and labeling. 



We are genuinely happy to receive your requests, suggestions and questions. Here are the names of your contacts at Dussmann Service and how to reach them. We look forward to hearing from you.

These abbreviations are used on our German meal plans:
W Wheat, R Rye, G Barley, H Oats, Wa Walnut, Ha Hazelnut, Pe Pecan, Pa Brazil Nut, Pi Pistacio, Ma Almond, Mk Macadamia, Ca Cashew


contains food coloring

preserved or contains perservatives

contains antioxidant

contains flavor enhancer

Contains nitrite curing salts and/or nitrates.

According to the food additives ordinance (Lebensmittelzusatzstoffdurchführungsverordnung LMZDV)

Olives containing  ferrous gluconate (E 579) or ferrous lactate (E 585) must be labeled as such (on our German meal oplans "geschwärzt").

The protection of fresh citrus fruits, melons, apples and pears with certain types of wax is permitted and must be declared: “waxed” (on our German meal plans "gewachst").

Contains phosphates

If food contains sugar substitute and/or sweeteners, the customer must be informed through the declaration “contains sweeteners”.

Contains a source of phenylalanine. Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid. The statement "contains a source of phenylalanine" refers to the presence of the sweetener aspartum, from which phenylalanine is released during the digestive process.

Foods containing more than10g/kg or 10g/ltr E 420, E 421, E 953, E 965 toE 967 must display the warning “excessive consumption may have a laxative effect”.

contains genetically engineered foods


Gluten is found in cereals such as wheat (20W), rye (20R), barley (20G), Spelt (20D), Kamut (20K) and products containing them

contains fish and fish products

contains crustaceans and/or shellfish

contains eggs or compenents

contains peanuts or peanut products

contains soya or soya products

contains milk or milk components including lactose

contains nuts such as almonds (27Ma), haselnuts (27Ha), walnuts(27Wa), cashew nuts (27Ca), pecans (27Pe), brazil nuts (27Pa), pistachio (27Pi), macadamias (27Mk)

contains celery

contains mustard seed

contains sesame seed

contains more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/lts sulfur dioxide and/or sulfites

contains lupin

contains molluscs