Libero – Extraordinary Special Meals

Extraordinary Special Meals Kindness is catering well for those with special dietary needs and food allergies. Like so many businesses Libero started as a personal journey.  Like our now multi award-winning gluten-free restaurant Niche in London it began when I was diagnosed with coeliac disease, and Adrian, my friend and business partner saying well there […]


FINDING INGREDIENT SUPPLIERS IS EASY AT INGRIDNET.COM….A COMPLETE SOURCING TOOLKIT FOR BUYERS AND PRODUCT DEVELOPERS. When it comes to finding suppliers of food ingredients the database is in a class of its own.  The sheer number of suppliers that are listed on its service makes it the “go to” service for many ingredient buyers […]

The hospitality technology revolution: managing allergens this Christmas and beyond.

The coming weeks are potentially the most profitable of the year for the hospitality industry.  With many businesses still battling the pandemic aftershocks of staff, supply and cashflow shortages, alongside additional legislation around allergens and nutritional labelling, what is the best way to ensure that you have a robust process in place to take you […]

Fruit Allergies

Our Blog post this edition comes from Jemma at Allergy Resources. Jemma writes content for the Allergy Resources website at, compiling lots of resources for the more unusual food allergies as well as the Top 14.  She is interested in the cross reactivity of allergenic proteins and allergic syndromes and makes a monthly compilation […]

Better Food Safety? Consider the Circles of Management, Leadership and Food Safety Cultural Development

This blog has been provided by  Euan MacAuslan, FRSPH, MIFST, MCIEH, MSET, Environmental Health Practitioner, Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills. Better Food Safety? Consider the Circles of Management, Leadership and Food Safety Cultural Development In 2003, an article of mine was published in the RSPH Journal, entitled “The boss, the owner, the proprietor […]

Hidden Allergens

Cyrus Todiwala, Chef Patron at Cafe Spice Namaste and Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen has kindly contributed to this blog regarding the hidden allergens that he’s experienced within his industry and how he’s changed his menus to make them more adaptable for the food allergy customer.     Are you aware of hidden allergens within the products […]

Travelling with special dietary needs

I am Marc Warde and along with my business partner Adrian Morgan we own Niche Free-from Kitchen, a free-from manufacturing business based in Harlow Essex with manufacturing partners in the United States and Thailand.  The free-from production business was born as an evolution to our gluten-free restaurant Niche Gluten-Free Dining in Angel Islington.  Having been […]

Natasha’s Law – Who will enforce the PPDs regulations?

On Monday the 6th September Caroline Benjamin was asked to present on Natasha’s Law and Emerging Allergen Controls Issues to the CIEH community. The webinar was attended by over 500 people, 73% Enforcement officers & Local Authority’s 39% Consultants & Trainers and 16% Food Business Operations. The webinar covered the basics of Natasha’s Law but […]