Food Allergen Information, Precautionary Allergen Labelling and Natasha’s Law: The Essential Guide – live online tutor-led training course

2023 dates will be released in the Autumn

This course can be run as a tailored option for those who have a number of staff who would benefit from the training or if you would like to register your own interest to attend this course on the next available date please complete the enquiry form

Delegate feedback (2021):

  • The tutors were really successful, they were able to convey the essence of allergen labelling without missing important points or unneccessarily lengthening the course, the content was right on point and the time management was great too.
  • Clearly presented, good amount of detail on slides, informative and engaging.
  • Ran very well virtually, greatly informative and excellent at explaining each of their sections.
  • Good knowledge and examples.

Benefits of attending

Getting food allergen information right first time is vital as it is a food safety issue. This half day online course covers allergen labelling of prepacked food, NEW requirements for prepacked for direct sale products (Natasha’s law), communication of allergen information for food sold loose (e.g. in catering establishments or delicatessens), free-from allergen foods and precautionary allergen labelling (PAL).

Legislation concerning the provision of food allergen information continues to develop, as regulators react to advances in the understanding of prevalence and high profile incidents.  The legal, social and reputational responsibility of the food industry remains to provide food that is safe for those with food allergy, and communication of allergen information to consumers is of vital importance.  The course is designed to provide delegates with essential understanding of the EU harmonised and UK legal requirements on provision of allergen information.  Where specific legislative obligations are not defined, the course imparts crucial knowledge of best practice.

This course does not cover management, risk assessment or analysis of allergens; just the legal requirements and best practice relating to provision of food allergen information.

Who is the target audience for the course?

  • Employees involved in specification functions or approving artwork
  • Technical Managers who have responsibility for labelling functions
  • Those involved with overseeing provision of allergen information for loose food e.g. catering or delicatessen or food prepacked for direct sale

The course will be delivered live online over the course of one morning (0930 - 1300 hours),  participants will be sent log in details for a WebEx Training session.  Electronic materials will be issued on the day of the course.


Training Course content

The course will provide the ‘need to know’ elements for provision of allergen information, including:

  • Allergen information for prepacked and prepacked for direct sale food
  • Allergen information for food sold loose
  • Free-from claims
  • Precautionary allergen declarations

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course delegates will:

  • Understand how to comply with relevant requirements of legislation regarding allergen information
  • Be aware of best practice in provision of allergen information where there are no specific legislative obligations
  • Be able to recognise compliant and non-compliant allergen information
  • The course will contribute towards delegates continuing professional development
Event Director - Helen Arrowsmith

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Further information

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