Nuts to you – life or death to some
Around two million people are thought to live with a food allergy in the UK and about 10 people die each year. Food business operators in the retail and catering sector are required to provide allergen information and follow labelling rules. This includes providing allergen information to the consumer for both prepacked and non-prepacked food and drink and to handle and manage food allergens effectively in food preparation. Food businesses must also make sure that staff receive training on allergens.
From October 2021, food businesses must provide allergen labelling information for “Prepacked for Direct Sale” (PPDS) e.g., sandwiches. Foods will need to have a label with a full ingredients list with allergenic ingredients emphasised within it to help people with a food allergy or intolerance make safe food choices.
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