Natasha’s Law – Implications for the Industry

Our blog this time comes from Sally Trice and she explores the Implications on the industry of Natasha’s Law. Natasha’s Law – Implications for the Industry.   The UK Food Information Amendment known as “Natasha’s Law” will come into effect on October 1st this year. This will mean that a food business must provide full […]

Gluten Free beer …. have you got yours in stock?

Sue Cane, Drinks Director at the Free From Food Awards and @gfbeerexpert, is our guest writer this edition. Here she talks about gluten-free beer and why stocking a range will enhance your customers’ food and drink experience. What are the benefits of stocking Gluten Free Beer? Allergies, intolerances and auto-immune diseases mean that many people […]

Are food safety certificates the answer to “ticking the training box”?

This blog has been provided by  Euan MacAuslan, FRSPH, MIFST, MCIEH, MSET, Environmental Health Practitioner, Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills.  (under production as of 9 April 2021)   Are food safety certificates the answer to “ticking the training box”?   Well, the answer to that question all depends upon what happens to the […]

Food is Good Medicine

This blog comes from Alison Cullin-Woodcock from Clifton Foodservices Consultants Ltd.  You can find Alison on LinkedIn.   Treat your food like good medicine, so you don’t need to eat your medicine as food.  So many companies and groups have written and presented volumes on the trends and insights for the future of 2021 and beyond, and […]

The Future of Allergen Management

  THE FUTURE OF ALLERGEN MANAGEMENT As hospitality takes its first tentative steps out of lockdown and back to business, it has never been clearer that the road to recovery will need to be carefully mapped out.  Revisiting menus, reassessing your offering and ensuring customer safety will be at the top of every successful business’s […]

What are the Free From Food Awards (FFFA)?

Cressida Langlands, director of the Free From Food Awards (FFFA) is our guest blogger this edition.  Here she talks about what the FFFA’s are, what they aim to achieve and why they’re necessary. What are the FreeFrom Food Awards?  The FreeFrom Food Awards (FFFAs) are the UK’s only award dedicated to Freefrom food & drink. […]

Edible Insects and the Potential Allergen Link in the UK

This time our guest blog comes from Euan MacAuslan – Food Safety and Freelance Trainer, Author &  Environmental Health Practitioner. You can find out more from Euan here at LinkedIn . About 40 years ago I was an Environmental Health Assistant in the Royal Army Medical Corps at the then School of Army Health. One […]

Call for National Register of Anaphylactic Deaths as Food Allergies rise

A new research study by Imperial College London, gives an insight into the rise in allergic reactions, over the last twenty years. By examining NHS records between 1998 and 2018, for hospital admission, it was shown that the number of people admitted for anaphylaxis has risen three-fold – a 5.7% increase each year. 30% of […]

Managing Allergens with Erudus

Erudus, the food industry’s answer to managing allergens.  Management of allergens is one of the most important challenges within the foodservice industry and it’s vital that businesses get it right and communicate information clearly to their customers. Erudus is a market leading source of accurate allergen, nutritional and technical product data, populated by the food […]

Allergy Myths #1 – You’re OK if you have your adrenaline with you

Ruth Holroyd from What Allergy and author of ‘The Reluctant Allergy Expert – How to kill the fear that anaphylaxis could kill you’ is our guest blogger and this edition she is focusing on some of the myths that surround those individuals living with allergies.   Those with allergies can often hear the words ‘you […]