Whether you are labelling sandwiches, drinks, produce, pasties or any other pre-packed, loose or packaged for direct sale products call us on 01642 490121 for advice on the new Natasha's Law PPDS food allergen labelling rules.
From1st October 2021 allergen labelling rules will change in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The new food allergen labelling legislation is aimed at helping protect consumers by providing allergen information clearly on all Pre Packed for Direct Sale (PPDS) food packaging. The regulation changes the way allergen information appears on labels and on food that is pre-packed with all businesses that produce PPDS food required to label it with the name of the food and a full ingredients list, with allergenic ingredients emphasised within the list. The existing EU Food Information for Consumers (EU FIC) legislation introduced in 2014, aimed at simplifying and consolodating general and nutritional labelling into one single regulation apply alongside the new rules.
Easylabel 6 allows you to comply with food allergen labelling requirements with ease. With built in features to AUTOMATICALLY highlight allergens or allow you to highlight words or characters on your food labels in BOLD, UNDERLINE or ITALIC among many other features including:
- Printing graphics/logos
- Print barcodes
- Include database information
- Incorporate foreign text
- Box numbering
- Highlight text
- Time stamp
- Calculate use by date
- And many more features
The key allergen regulations include:
- Any of the 14 allergens that are on the regulatory list will be emphasised on the label, if they are used as ingredients in a pre-packaged food. Businesses can choose what method they want to use to emphasise these allergens, for example, by listing them in bold, italics, highlighted or underlined, to help identify them.
- Information about allergenic ingredients will be located in a single place, i.e. the ingredients list on pre-packed food. This means that the voluntary use of the current types of allergy boxes (such as: ‘Contains nuts’) that provide a short cut to allergen information also given in the ingredients list, will no longer be allowed.
- Since December 2014 loose foods (that can be bought without packaging) for example in supermarkets, delis, cafes and restaurants have had to provide information on any of the 14 allergens used as ingredients for these foods.
As you can see here, Easylabel 6 is more than capable of meeting the new Natasha's Law PPDS food allergen labelling requirements and much more.
If you would like to arrange a FREE no obligation demonstration please complete our demonstration request form or call 01642 490121.
Alternatively you can download a FREE evaluation copy of Easylabel 6 by following this link