Jan 25, 2019

Food allergies: Tougher labelling law to prevent deaths

Stronger food labelling laws are being proposed to prevent further deaths of people with allergies. All packaged food such as sandwiches and salads could be required to list the full ingredients. Under current laws, the company did not have to list the ingredients of food packed and sold on the premises. In a statement, Natasha's parents, Nadim and Tanya Ednan-Laperouse, said that food producers and retailers had been playing "Russian roulette" with allergy sufferers' lives for too long. Allergy UK chief executive Carla Jones said that the food industry needed to do "More than just the bare minimum" when catering for the estimated two million people in the UK with food allergies.

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