Coming into effect in 2021. Natasha's Law will be implemented across the UK. The new law will require food businesses to include full ingredients labelling on pre-packaged foods. The advantages of this law is that when introduced it aims to protect allergy sufferers and give them confidence in the food they buy.
Natashas Law - Implications
The main area that will need addressing is for any business that sells prepackaged food. This will not only affect the larger manufactures but the smaller independent outlets as well.
- Coffee shops - Pastries, Sandwiches, snacks
- Butchers - Sausages, Pies, Flans, Sandwiches, rolls
- Bakeries - Pastries, Bread, Sandwiches
- Sandwich shops, Sandwiches, Toasties anything pre-packed
The list is endless and some items you may not know that fall into this category could be as simple as cakes sold in your Coffee shop or Sausages & Pies you have pre-packed. Adhering to the law will also not be as strait forward as just printing a new label.
Full ingredients need to be listed and any listed Allergens must be in BOLD PRINT or another colour. This poses a real challenge for most label systems on scales and tills as they are not geared toward this type of format. Additionally, their maybe more information required on the label and it may not all fit due to the new size guidelines from the government.
Bizerba are uniquely positioned to help you get through this transition period. No need to upgrade your entire estate of tills, scales or printers. We can put a simple solution together for you. That will be cost effective and future proof.
Our solutions also include a liner-less label solution so you can print endless amounts of information, with no backing paper and a cardboard core you will also be helping to protect not only your customers but the environment too. #natashaslaw #foodallergy #foodlabelling
XC 300 Label Printer - Comply with Natashas Law