Have you heard about Natasha’s Law? It is something very recent and affects all hospitality and food industries. If you are running a food business, it is essential to know how and why it may affect you.
As of 1st October 2021, Natasha’s law is a legal requirement. Food labelling is required to contain any allergens that may be hazardous or even life threatening for the consumer. Not only will this legislation prevent severe reactions and deaths that can be avoided, but it will also reassure and protect everyone living with an allergy across the UK. Natasha’s Law was introduced because:
In July 2016 Natasha Ednan-Laperouse suffered a fatal allergic reaction aged 15 years old after eating an olive, artichoke and tapenade baguette purchased at a Pret-a-Manger shop in Heathrow airport. Natasha had a sesame allergy and wasn’t aware that sesame seeds had been pre-baked into the product’s bread. The packaging for the baguette contained no allergen information which reassured Natasha it was safe for her to eat. Sadly, consumption resulted in a severe allergic reaction and her subsequent death.
Natasha’s Law will help to protect people from preventable injury or death and give allergy sufferers confidence in the food they buy. That’s why at 8pron we ensure to provide a checklist of any ingredients containing potential allergens in our seller’s listings. We want the safety and satisfaction of our customers to be our utmost priority and are certain to keep to the highest quality standards.
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