On 5 September 2019, a new statutory instrument was laid in the UK Parliament which will tighten rules to help protect the UK’s food allergy and food intolerance sufferers.
The law, known as 'Natasha’s Law', will require foods prepared on the premises in which it is sold to be labelled with a full list of ingredients and allergen information. The law will come into effect from October 2021.
The law follows the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, a teenager who died after suffering an allergic reaction to a sandwich bought from a shop. The case led the government to create stronger laws in order to help protect those with allergies and give them greater confidence in the food they buy.
Source: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), 5 September 2019