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What Is Natasha’s Law?

The UK Food Information Amendment, also known as Natasha’s Law, came into effect on the 1st of October 2021 and requires food businesses to provide full ingredient lists and allergen labelling on foods prepackaged for direct sale on the premises. The legislation was introduced to protect allergy sufferers and give them confidence in the food they buy.

This amendment was brought about thanks to the actions of a lobbying group lead by the parents of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, the teenager who died after suffering an allergic reaction to an undeclared ingredient in a prepacked meal. Due to their efforts, the government confirmed that stronger laws would be implemented to protect those with food allergies and give them greater confidence in the food they buy. 

According to the new rules, PPDS (Prepacked for Direct Sale) food must clearly display the following information on the packaging:

  • Name of the food.
  • Full ingredients list, with allergenic ingredients emphasised (for example in bold, italics or a different colour).

These changes apply to businesses in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is estimated that almost 1 in 5 people in the UK suffer from an allergy.

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Webinar Registration – UK Food Sector – November 10th, 2021

Natasha’s Law – Key Learnings from 2021, Preparing for 2022

This 45 minute live webinar welcomes industry leaders from across multiple sectors to share the key learnings from the past year, as food businesses across the board adapt to the many challenges thrown at them.

We will take a practical look at the most important lessons learned from before, during and after the legal deadline of October 1st. This live Q&A with experts will also provide practical tips and advice for the road ahead.

Date: Wednesday, 10th of November 2021 @11am

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Natasha’s Law Business Conference

Natasha’s Law Business Forum

In July 2021 the UK Food Labelling Resource hosted a virtual conference specifically for UK food businesses. The three day event was held in order to help companies prepare for the Food Information Amendment 2019. You can catch all the highlights of this expert conference on our open forum. 

Business Forum

Natasha’s Law Summer & Autumn Series

 The UK Food Labelling Resource, supported by Nutritics, hosted a series of live discussions with experts from around the UK food industry. The Natasha’s Law Summer & Autumn Series answered your most pressing questions regarding food labelling, and how best to prepare businesses for Natasha’s Law.

The series featured discussions specifically aimed at schools, hospitals, food businesses as well as cafés and independents. All events were livestreamed (and available to watch back!) on the Community Forum hosted on Vito.

Summer and Autumn series

“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 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 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. 

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.

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More About UK Food Labelling Resource

Natasha’s Law Resources

Working with universities, nutritional researchers and food labelling specialists we provide you with the best information and resources on the upcoming amendment. This includes best practice guidance, free downloadable support materials and FAQs. 

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UK Food Labelling Resource is a non-profit initiative aimed at increasing the level of awareness about food labelling in the UK in advance of legislative changes.

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This initiative is not affiliated or associated with NARF, the Natasha Allergy Research Foundation.

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