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Natasha's Law

Nutrition and Allergen management

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Written by Kerri Frew
Updated over a week ago

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What is Natasha's Law?

From October 2021 all food manufacturing businesses in England must clearly label all foods packed and produced on their premises with a complete list of ingredients โ€“ emphasising any allergens.

Since Natasha's Law was finalized in October 2021, all food manufacturers in the UK are required by law to explicitly show every ingredient present in any food produced and packaged on-site. Of those ingredients, it is essential that the presence of the following allergens is specifically highlighted on any labelling:

  • Celery

  • Cereals containing gluten (oats and barley)

  • Crustaceans (crabs, lobster, prawns)

  • Eggs

  • Fish

  • Milk

  • Lupin

  • Molluscs (oysters and mussels)

  • Mustard

  • Sesame

  • Peanuts

  • Soybeans

  • Sulphur dioxide and sulphites (for concentrations above ten parts per million)

  • Tree nuts (almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts, hazelnuts, pecans, cashews, macadamias, and pistachios)

Food Delivery and Takeaway Food

If food is sold online or by phone through distance selling, allergen information must be provided at two stages in the order process.

  1. Before the purchase of the food is completed - this can be in writing (on a website, catalogue or menu) or orally (by phone)

  2. When the food is delivered - this can be in writing (allergen stickers on food or an enclosed copy of a menu) or orally (by phone).

Allergen information should be available to a customer in written form at a point between a customer placing the order and taking delivery of it.

Takeaway meals should be labelled clearly so customers know which dishes are suitable for those with an allergy.

How Does Spoonfed Help?

Kafoodle Integration

Spoonfed has integrated with Kafoodle, which is a recipe management software.

Allergen and nutrition data can be seamlessly pulled through from Kafoodle to Spoonfed through Item Codes. The allergen and nutrition details will display in the correct format to your customer on the Online Ordering page.

CSV Allergen & Nutrition Data Upload

We have made it easier to update your Allergen & Nutrition information in the Back Office.

Spoonfed's Nutrition Control option, allows you to download a CSV template from the Menu module which allows you to enter in allergen and nutrition data for any Items on the system to bulk upload.

Further Reading

Please contact Spoonfed support for further details and assistance.

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