Allergy UK welcomes new DEFRA’s labelling announcement
Allergy UK, the leading national charity for people living with allergic disease, welcomes today’s announcement by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs that full allergen information should be provided on pre-packed direct sale food.
Carla Jones, Allergy UK’s CEO says: “We are delighted with the news that DEFRA’s labelling review backs mandatory full ingredient labelling for pre-packed direct sale food. At Allergy UK we believe that the food industry needs to do more than just the bare minimum when it comes to catering for the allergic community. This move towards full ingredient labelling for pre-packed direct sale food will improve the lives of the allergic customer and it is warmly welcomed here at Allergy UK.”