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Takeaways and Allergen Compliance

Monday, July 13, 2015

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Are you a takeaway restaurant? Are you abiding by the new legislation? On Friday 10 July 2015 a study was published by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) highlighting allergen compliance 6 months on from enforcement within takeaway establishments. The results were that the majority of most commonly visited takeaways are still not complying with the new allergen legislation. As a result, the RSPH have created some calls to action for the future and no doubt this topic will stay in the news and continue to be highlighted.If you are a takeaway restaurant or establishment that deals with takeaways or deliveries and you would like to find out more about being compliant, the legislation, and what the Kafoodle solution can do for you, please contact Kafoodle or visit the product section of our website to see what we do.Key points from the study:

  • 2 million people in the UK are living with food allergies, and these are on the rise.
  • Takeaways are involved with many of the fatal allergic reactions that take place.
  • Over two-thirds appeared to be flouting the law by not providing information in the right way.

Calls to action:

  • Food delivery platforms to request allergen information from takeaways before signing them up.
  • FSA to link food hygiene rating scheme to allergen management.
  • Takeaway operators to make sure staff are properly trained to manage the risks from allergens.
  • Takeaways to make sure they are not breaking the law over allergens.
  • Food allergic consumers to understand the issues faced by takeaways, communicate clearly and exercise caution.

<Edit> Sadly, the full article is no longer available on the RSPH website and so we have removed the broken link.

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