|23rd April 2021|
Over 200 members attended the webinar on the UK Food Information Amendment (Natasha’s Law), held in partnership with LUPC, TUCO and Panache Consultancy on 24 March. The amendment, coming into effect 1 October 2021, extends the already established allergy labelling requirements to products made on the premises they are being sold at. It requires all food businesses to provide full ingredient lists and allergen labelling on foods pre-packaged for direct sale on the premises in a bid to help protect consumers by providing potentially life-saving allergen information on the packaging. Whilst the requirements are quite straightforward, the introduction of Natasha’s Law is likely to create some challenges for caterers.>
The webinar discussed the detail around Natasha’s Law, the challenges to caterers (particularly with COVID-19 still impacting businesses), the continued reliance on packaged products and more. The session provided an outline to the legal requirements; practical implementation advice, information about the legislation, and consequences of noncompliance.