UK Food Labelling Resource
The UK Food Labelling Resource aims to support the effective roll-out of new food labelling legislation in the UK. This group represents stakeholders from across food industry, academia and government, brought together by Nutritics, a nutrition and allergen management software company. The new amendment is being put into effect in England, Wales and Northern Ireland from October 2021. However, this may be impacted by Covid-19.
The goal of the UK Food Labelling Resource is to help UK food businesses of all sizes to prepare and adapt to the changes brought about by the UK Food Information Amendment (Natasha’s Law). The initiative was set up to aid businesses by first raising awareness of the Food Information Amendment 2019 and then providing them with access to support, frequently asked questions, advice, training, workshops, and resources related to new allergen labelling rules.
“I encourage businesses large and small to work with the Food Standards Agency to get this right. Success will mean more choice and better protection for the millions of people – our families, friends, colleagues and neighbours across the UK – who have food allergies.”
Heather Hancock, Food Standards Agency Chair
This Initiative is Supported By Nutritics
The UK Food Labelling Resource was initiated by Nutritics, a nutrition and allergen management software company with clients worldwide. Nutritics is a strong supporter of Natasha’s Law and firmly believes in the amendment’s potential to protect the lives of millions of allergen sufferers in the UK.
Food businesses across the UK use Nutritics for labelling and menu planning and will be relying on its software and expertise to deliver their requirements under the new directive. Nutritics has done a huge amount of research to prepare for the amendment and has engaged with multiple stakeholders – and believes that everyone should be empowered with access to all of the information as early as possible.
To encourage successful enactment of the legislation, Nutritics has committed to support food businesses to be proactive in their efforts to comply with new legal requirements. The UK Food Labelling Resource was set up to provide free training, consultative support and access to the best resources available.
Nutritics wants to ensure that best practice methodologies are followed and the correct resources are afforded to UK Food Businesses. Ultimately, the partners involved in this initiative want everyone to have the most reliable and up-to-date allergen information possible.