Improve your understanding of Food Allergens and Natasha's Law

May. 19 2021

There are less than five months until the introduction of Natasha’s Law and to support organisations in achieving compliance, Bureau Veritas has launched a new training course introducing the changes. 

Under the updated Food Information Regulations which come into force on 1st October 2021, food that is prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) must be labelled with a list of ingredients, including emphasised allergens in bold, italics, uppercase, coloured text or any combination of these.

The new training course, An Introduction to Allergens & ‘Natasha’s Law’ is aimed at anyone who would like to broaden their knowledge of allergens and the upcoming legal changes.

This course will help delegates to better understand the requirements of Natasha’s Law, exploring the following key topics including:

  • An introduction to allergens
  • Symptoms of food allergy
  • An overview of Natasha’s Law and PPDS
  • Examples of food within and outside of PPDS legislation
  • PPDS labelling requirements and implementation for business
  • Potential pitfalls and errors made for PPDS labelling
  • Enforcement and penalties for business

George Macfie, Technical Manager for Bureau Veritas said: “Natasha’s Law represents a huge change for organisations who prepare and serve food. Whilst those organisations should already be taking steps to implement the changes needed to correctly label food aligned to Natasha’s Law, employees need to stay up to speed with the changes.

“This new training course, developed by experts from the Bureau Veritas food compliance team, will help individuals at all levels to improve their understanding of allergens and the new Food Information Regulations in relations to Natasha’s Law."

Find out more

For more information and to book the allergen training course visit the Bureau Veritas Learning Academy website.