FSA seeking your views on allergen labelling
Posted on January 31, 2019 by biocheckuk.
The Food Standard Agency has opened consultation on plans to improve the allergen labelling laws across the UK. Currently, food service operators do not have to list the ingredients of foods packed and sold on their premises. At the recent inquest in to the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who suffered an allergic reaction to sesame in a baguette in 2016, it was heard that she was re-assured by the lack of specific allergen labelling on the packaging. The consultation was launched on the 25th January for nine weeks, views are sought on the plans and how to ensure that labels are clearer, so that allergic consumers will have confidence in the safety of their food. View the consultation details here.
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