3 things to know about Natasha’s Law

05 August 2021, 07:58 AM
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3 things to know about Natasha’s Law

1. Taking effect from October this year, the UK Food Information Amendment requires all prepackaged food for direct sale on the premises to be clearly labelled with a full list of ingredients with allergens highlighted.

2. The amendment, which will protect an estimated two million allergy sufferers in the UK, was prompted by lobbying from friends and family of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who suffered a fatal reaction to sesame seeds in an unlabelled filled baguette.

3. The law specifically targets delis, cafés and other food businesses that make fresh food on-site. You can find a month-by-month roadmap to help you to compliance, and other resources, at natashas-law.com.

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