New measures from the FSA to protect those with food allergies

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) Board have confirmed a series of new measures to protect those with food allergies and intolerances.

The actions include:

  • Issuing a clear and easy to follow aide-memoire for enforcement officers which is focused specifically on the action they should be taking within the business in relation to food allergies.
  • Publishing an urgent update of the highly-regarded ‘Safer Food Better Business’ guide, including a review of on the allergens information included at the end of the year.
  • Launching an awareness campaign to remind businesses and consumers about how to keep people safe if they have food allergies.
  • Implementation of a pilot project to develop better reporting of allergic reactions.

The Board stressed their commitment to supporting food businesses to keep consumers safe, and to develop a greater understanding of food allergens through further research, which would make a significant improvement to people’s lives in this area.

Source: Propel Newsletter


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