Allergen

Free-from: red tape governing labelling all ingredients sounds like a threat to business – but could it be an opportunity for pubs?

How will Natasha's Law affect food menus in pubs?

By Nikkie Thatcher

New laws that require all ingredients to be labelled on food are likely to be a minefield for operators but if you and your staff stay aware of allergens and intolerances, you could be looking at a bumper bottom line.

Food fears: young Brits with food allergies are spurning eating when out of the home

Young Brits with food allergies 'fear' eating out

By Nicholas Robinson

A significant number of young people aged between 16 and 24 and suffering from food allergies or intolerances fear eating out in pubs and restaurants, shocking new research has claimed.

Big number: 2m people in the UK have a food allergy

Major improvement in pubs' allergen awareness controls

By Nikkie Sutton

Allergen awareness in pubs has improved since the introduction of the Food Information to Consumers Regulations (FIC) in 2014, according to new research from the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Many publicans are unprepared for the new allergen laws coming into play on 13 December

Allergen law

Top tips for dealing with the new allergen laws

By Elliot Kuruvita

The deadline to comply with the new allergen laws is now less than four months away but few publicans have even begun to plan. Elliot Kuruvita looks at ideas to help licensees stay on the right side of the law