Leading foodservice wholesaler Thomas Ridley has just launched a bespoke labelling solution to help customers to comply with Natasha’s Law. From 1st October 2021, all food businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have to provide a full ingredient list and allergen labelling when selling Pre-packaged for Direct Sale Foods (PPDS Foods) from their premises. The UK Food Information Amendment 2019, known informally as Natasha’s Law, will apply in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Paul Knight, Sales Director at Thomas Ridley outlines the new labelling solution,
“Natasha’s Law is a significant change to how operators label their products and we have worked really hard to come up with an easy and bespoke solution for our customers. Our easy-to-use software highlights ingredients and their allergens as well as providing an area to add logos and product descriptions. Following the simple step-by-step process, bespoke labels are created easily and quickly.”
The new online service is available to all account customers for an initial free 3-month trial. Simple to use, customers just select the ingredients they use in a particular recipe and the system generates a label that includes all ingredients, whilst highlighting the allergens in bold capitals. With space to add a logo, a description of the product and a use by date, these labels can then be printed and adhered to the finished product. The system also saves all recipes within the customers menu and can be re-printed easily, ensuring up to date audited ingredient data each time they are required.