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Allergy Law

Interview with Caroline Benjamin, Founder of Food Allergy Aware and joint founder of Hospitality Allergen Support UK: Part 2

The LiberEat team recently sat down with Caroline Benjamine, Founder of Food Allergy Aware and co-founder of HASUK, to discuss her work in the food allergen management arena. If you’ve missed the first part of this interview, you can read it here, and in this second and final part, we discuss topics such as her […]

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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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Consequences of Businesses not following Allergen Rules

Six consequences of not following allergen rules The need to follow allergen rules is crucial. As some people are aware allergens can cause allergic reactions from a mild rash to severe injury and even loss of life. Food producers, manufacturers, restaurants, caterers, and food and beverage brands need to ensure that they provide allergen information

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Natasha’s Law | Food Allergy & Intolerance Safety

What is Natasha’s Law? Natasha’s Law was passed in October 2021, intended to help those with food allergies or intolerances to make safe choices when purchasing pre-packaged food. All pre-packed for direct sale (PPDS) foods must have a complete ingredient list with clear allergen labelling, according to Natasha’s law.  This new labelling legislation came into

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