What is Natasha’s Law and how can Marka help?

Natasha’s Law Food Labelling Changes
Allergen labelling on prepacked for direct sale food (PPDS).

Introducing Natasha's Law

Natasha’s Law is designed to give those with allergies complete certainty that the PPDS food they are buying is safe for them to eat.

Before it was implemented, businesses selling food prepared on the same premises where it was sold didn't need to print allergen labels for their produce and this meant that allergy sufferers had to ask staff for the allergen information - which could be unreliable.

From October 1st 2021, new laws made it mandatory for food-to-go to have a full list of ingredients printed on their food label.

Natasha’s Law – Are you compliant?

With Natasha’s Law now in effect, many businesses still aren’t fully compliant with the new legislation. Our dedicated support team is on hand to offer help and advice to ensure that you meet the new standards required.

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Allergen Labelling Laws For Cafes
FOOD SAFETY COMPLIANCE

Why is the law around allergen labelling changing?

The law follows the tragic death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who died after an allergic reaction to sesame seeds in 2016.

The new law, known as ‘Natasha’s Law,’ includes stricter requirements for foods to present all allergens on their food labels. The hope is this will prevent deaths and allergic reactions in the future. It is estimated that between 1-10% of adults and children have a food hypersensitivity. However as many as 20% of the population experience some reactions to foods that make them believe they do have a food hypersensitivity.

 

“This is an important and welcome step towards our ambition for the UK to become the best place in the world for people who have food allergies and intolerances.”

Heather Hancock
The Food Standards Agency Chair
Food Labelling System
Print compliant food labels with ingredient and nutritional information

How can Marka help?

With an easy to use app for store colleagues and a powerful administration tool to manage your ingredients and product data, Marka is the perfect way to produce and print your allergen and nutrition labels on pre-packed for direct sale foods. Fully comply with Natasha’s Law and keep your customers safe.

Marka is a cost effective and simple way to print your allergen and nutrition labels. The great quality hardware is affordable and can be bought outright or paid on finance and the software operates on a clear monthly subscription model, giving you access to the app and our first-class support.

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How does Marka work?

Marka food label printer
Food label printing app

First, set up your products in our simple to use web interface. You can key them in individually or upload from a spreadsheet. Once you've done that, connect the Marka tablet app and you can start printing straight away! Any changes to products will synchronize to the tablet straight away, making life easy for you and your staff.

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