Please take a moment to read the below information and familiarise yourself with it to ensure that you keep yourself and your guests fully aware of what allergens are potentially contained in your platter.
We want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to help to educate our customers on allergens, what foods they can be found in and to ensure everyone is food safe.
14 Allergens (listed alphabetically)
Cereals containing Gluten
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 applied 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.