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Allergens

The reality of living with a food allergy, the practicalities of good allergen management and the emerging opportunities and challenges in the food chain were all discussed at the Food Standards Agency’s first ever allergy symposium.
The FSA today published a consultation on updates to its existing technical guidance to reflect changes to food allergen labelling legislation in England which comes into effect on 1 October 2021.
FSA funded research has found that exercise and sleep deprivation can put people with a peanut allergy at greater risk of a reaction.
New law introduced to extend labelling requirements for people with food allergies and intolerances
The Food Standards Agency Chair Heather Hancock has welcomed the announcement of a new allergen labelling law to help further protect the UK’s two million people living with food allergy, made today by Environment Secretary Michael Gove
How can allergen information on labels be improved? Tell us what you think in a new consultation on plans to improve allergen labelling laws across the UK.

Business guidance

Allergen labelling laws for prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) foods changed on 1 October 2021. To help food businesses prepare we hosted this webinar.
A checklist to help businesses understand when and how to apply precautionary allergen labelling to food products.
Guidance for small food businesses on using precautionary allergen labelling such as ‘may contain’.
What businesses need to know about the changes to allergen labelling for prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) food, also known as Natasha's Law.
Online food allergy training and e-learning resources for food businesses.
Guidance on allergens for food businesses in the retail and catering industry. Includes advice on providing allergen information and avoiding cross-contamination in the kitchen.
There is specific information for different types of food including pre-packed and loose foods.
Guidance for food businesses on providing allergen information and best practice for handling allergens.
Guidance on allergens for caterers in schools, hospitals and care homes.
Explains the dangers surrounding mycotoxins and the food safety regulations in place in the UK concerning them.
How to label allergens and avoid allergen-cross contamination when producing pre-packed food.

Other

Information on our privacy policy for your registration with Food Allergy Training, why we require data, what we do with the data and your rights.

Consumer guidance

What food allergy is and what allergen information food businesses must provide to you. The precautions you need to take if you or someone you know has an allergy.