Allergen Information

Pre-packaged foods: new allergen legislation comes is set to come in to force (Credit: Getty Images / dontree_m)

Natasha’s Law comes into force on Friday

By Michelle Perrett

New allergen legislation requiring food businesses to provide full ingredients labelling on food that has been pre-packed for direct sale is set to come into force on Friday (1 October).

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.

There are 14 known allergens

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Allergen report: how are pubs performing?

By Alison Baker

They have variously been viewed with hostility, panic, suspicion and as an opportunity to stand out from the crowd. Whatever your starting point, the regulations on food allergy labelling are now a fact of life. Alison Baker looks at how the trade is...

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

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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

Allergen information will need to be made available for each inidividual dish

FSA publishes guide to new allergen rules

By John Harrington

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published draft guidance to help small and medium-sized food businesses - including pubs, hotels, bars and restaurants - comply with new allergen laws.