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£1.5m grant for local authorities to implement food labelling laws 13th July 2022

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and The Food Standards Agency (FSA) have announced a grant to help local authorities enforce new food labelling laws. Businesses already had to ensure foods pre-packaged off site showed a full

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FSA approves fully refined corn (maize) oil as temporary substitute for sunflower oil 1st June 2022

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has updated its guidance on which oils may be used as a substitute for sunflower oil, in light of the continuing supply issues caused by the conflict in Ukraine. The FSA previously advised that fully

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FSA releases statement on peanut contamination in soya lecithin 23rd May 2022

The Food Standards Agency has released the below statement following its investigation into peanut contamination in soya lecithin: “In response to a small number of concerns raised by people with peanut allergy relating to contaminated soya lecithin, the Food Standards

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Update from the food standards agency on the use of fully refined oils as ingredient substitutions 3rd May 2022

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published an update on the ongoing shortage of sunflower oil caused by the conflict in Ukraine. They previously advised that fully refined rapeseed oil may be used by manufacturers to replace sunflower oil without

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Statement regarding sunflower oil supply issues and permitted use of refined rapeseed oil 24th March 2022

Please read our statement below in response to the announcement by the Food Standards Agency regarding supply issues of sunflower oil. The Anaphylaxis Campaign is aware that the current conflict in Ukraine is affecting supplies of sunflower oil. To avoid

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Statement regarding the inquest of Nicholas John Kelly 9th March 2022

Senior coroner Julie Goulding has ended the inquest into the death of 16-year-old Nicholas John Kelly who tragically died on 11 March 2020 at Whiston Hospital Merseyside. Nicholas was known to have a nut allergy and had been prescribed an

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New Allergen Resource from Trading Standards 14th January 2022

Download the resource Trading Standards has released a new allergen resource for food businesses in Wales, England and Northern Ireland. This is to help protect the estimated two million plus people living with a diagnosed food allergy in the UK.

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‘Natasha’s Law’ Comes into Force Today! 1st October 2021

Today is the long-awaited day that ‘Natasha’s Law’ for allergen labelling comes into force. If you are wondering what it means for you or your family, please take a look at this video. Our helpline is open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri to

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‘Natasha’s Law ‘– Food Standards Agency publishes updated technical guidance 18th June 2020

Following a key stakeholder consultation that was held between January and March this year, the Food Standards Agency has today published an update to the Food Allergen and Labelling Information:Technical Guidance along with a summary of responses and updates made

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