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History of the Food Standards Agency & Food Safety in the UK

In recent years we’ve seen those with allergen issues have an increased voice in Britain, helping to reshape current food safety laws. Food businesses have far greater allergen awareness than ever before. Food Safety requirements have seen some of the biggest shake-ups in recent years in part due to the tragic death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, …

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Innovate UK grant funding of £209k to LiberEat for the future of food safety

LiberEat AI-led Food Safety Technology gets backing from Innovate UK to further build on the world’s first commercial AI allergen and error detection platform Scotland-based LiberEat, a scale-up developing food safety technology solutions, has received £209K grant funding from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency. LiberEat minimises risk for food safety professionals with a platform …

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Mollusc and Crustacean Allergy | Two of the 14 Major Food Allergens  

What is a Mollusc Allergy?  The majority of major food allergies are triggered during childhood, but molluscs stand out as an exception. An allergy to shellfish can develop at any point during a person’s life, but is more common in adults. It can be caused by foods that you’ve eaten before with no issues.  While …

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Everything You Need to Know About Natasha’s Law

In October 2021, new legislation known as ‘Natasha’s Law’ came into effect that changes how businesses must communicate potential food allergens in their products.  As a food business, It is essential to be aware of the new legal requirements for food labelling to avoid risking the health of your customers and suffering from severe legal …

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Gluten Allergy | One of the 14 Major Food Allergens

Whether it’s due to allergies, intolerances, dieting or autoimmune conditions like Coeliac Disease, many people across the UK are looking to remove Gluten from their diet – the BBC estimate 8.5 million people are choosing gluten-free alternatives when shopping. There are many different conditions that can factor into a person’s physical reaction, and this article …

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