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All pre-packed for direct sale food will need full labelling showing accurately and clearly the ingredients used for people who have food allergies and intolerances. There are 14 allergens that need to be clearly declared are celery, cereals containing gluten including wheat, rye, barley and oats, crustaceans, such as prawns, crabs and lobsters, eggs, fish, lupin, milk, molluscs, such as mussels and oysters, mustard, tree nuts – including almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, brazil nuts, cashews, pecans, pistachios and macadamia nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, soybeans, sulphur dioxide and sulphites at a concentration of more than ten parts per million.
There are millions of allergy sufferers across the country will be protected by a new law laid in Parliament, requiring all food businesses to include full ingredients labelling on pre-packed for direct sale foods.
Following the tragic death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, the teenager who died after suffering an allergic reaction to a Pret a Manger baguette, the government confirmed stronger laws would be implemented to protect those with allergies and give them greater confidence in the food they buy.
Currently, food prepared on the premises in which it is sold is not required to display allergen information on the label, meaning allergy sufferers sometimes lack confidence buying food to eat whilst they are out.
A Statutory Instrument (SI) will be laid in Parliament later today (5 September 2019) tightening the rules by requiring these foods to carry a full list of ingredients - known as ‘Natasha’s Law’.
Introduction of Natasha’s Food Labelling Law will make it easier for allergy sufferers to make clear, safe choices when buying food.
Natasha’s Food Labelling Law is a hugely significant for allergen sufferers the introduction of Natasha’s Law brings greater transparency about what people are buying and eating, as this law lays down new standards for the food companies and highlights the battle against the growing epidemic of allergies.
Natasha’s Food labelling Law will come into force in October 2021, giving businesses a transition period to prepare for the new rules and follow compliance for the ingredients used ion the packaging.
The Food Standards Agency will publish information for industry on October 2021 to help ensure that businesses of all sizes can prepare and adapt to these changes.
Businesses large and small will have to adhere to this new Natasha’s Food Labelling Law working with the Food Standards Agency to get this labelling correctly. Success will mean more choice and better protection for the millions of people including families, friends, colleagues and neighbours across the UK who suffer from food allergies.
The reforms cover labelling requirements for foods that are prepared and packed on the same premises from which they are sold, such as a packaged sandwich or salad made by staff earlier in the day and placed on a shelf for purchase.
Currently these foods, known as pre-packed directly for sale, are not required to have product labels which provide information on the full ingredients or the allergens contained.
Food businesses across the country have already taken steps to improve food labelling and outlets are being urged to do all they can ahead of the implementation date to help consumers make safe food choices.
These changes will apply to businesses in England who sell pre-packed for direct sale food, with similar arrangements expected to follow in the devolved nations to provide a UK wide approach to protecting consumers.
You will require a barcode labelling printer and appropriate PC software and Labels to match the food packaging being sold
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