New food labelling laws are being proposed by the Government.

New food labelling laws are being proposed by the Government.

That would mean all packaged sandwiches and salads being forced to include every single ingredient.

It follows the death of a 15 year-old girl who suffered an allergic reaction.

She had just eaten a Pret Sandwich at Heathrow airport.

Now the Department for Food and Rural Affairs is setting out a consultation.

It says:

We want to know your thoughts on updating the food allergen labelling rules for foods which are prepacked for direct sale (PPDS). In particular, which options would work best:

option 1: promote best practice (no change in law)

option 2: add “ask the staff” stickers to packaging, staff would have to provide information orally and in writing if asked

option 3: label food with the name of the food and list allergens

option 4: label food with name of food, full ingredients list and with allergens emphasised

Prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) foods are those packed on the same premises from which they are being sold, before they are offered for sale. These can include baguettes or salads that are made onsite and then placed on a shelf for customers to buy.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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