Food fraud and food crimes can have serious consequences for caterers and customers with food allergies or intolerances.
The UK School Food Standards are a set of government guidelines that outline the nutritional requirements for food served in schools across the United Kingdom. These standards are designed to ensure that children receive healthy and balanced meals while at school.
Natasha’s Law, which came into effect on 1 October 2021, was the result of a campaign to ensure all pre-packed for direct sale goods had labels on them to help customers understand what allergens were in the product.
Ensuring students are served healthy, nutritious, and well-balanced meals is just one part of the job for a catering team in the education sector. Portion and serving size are especially important in education as school children have specific requirements for their nutrition and calorie intake to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
8% of children in the UK are reported to have a food allergy and the number of people with food allergies and intolerances is rising by approximately 5% every year.
All food businesses, including school caterers must show the allergen ingredients information for the food they serve, and from October 2021, the Food Information Regulations included new requirements for the labelling of allergens on PPDS (pre-packed for direct sale) foods.
We’re forever understanding the potential our technology has to transform our clients’ business operations and with the growing challenges faced within the education sector, this week we’re focussing on how our solutions can help solve increasing issues for catering professionals working within education.
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