25 Jun 2019
A law protecting allergy sufferers is to be introduced that requires food businesses to include full ingredients labelling on pre-packaged food. The law will be named "Natasha's Law" in tribute to teenager Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who tragically died after an allergic reaction.
The new legislation will be put before the Commons by the end of summer, and will come into force by the summer of 2021, with businesses being given a two-year implementation period to adapt to the new changes.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove said, "These changes will make food labels clear and consistent and give the country's two million food allergy sufferers confidence in making safe food choices."
Hear Liz Tucker, AfN Registered Nutritionist & Food & Drink Industry Advisor, and Nicola Smith, Director, Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP discuss allergy awareness for foodservice businesses in the latest Table Talk Podcast, including advice for businesses on practical ways they can begin preparing for the proposed changes now