New analysis highlights how confusion round current meals allergen labelling places prospects in danger. This analysis (by Navitas Group) comes because the Meals Requirements Company (FSA) Board backs necessary full ingredient labelling for meals which can be pre-packed for direct sale (PPDS).“Our analysis highlights simply why there must be necessary full ingredient labelling for meals which can be pre-packed for direct sale: the present system is just not constant and causes confusion,” stated Ben Gardner, CEO of Navitas Group.The analysis discovered that just about half (48%) of those that stated they search for allergen data when consuming out weren’t totally conscious of the completely different labelling laws round meals freshly prepped and packaged in a meals outlet for direct sale and meals pre-packed offsite. Whereas 52% of people that search for allergen data do perceive the completely different allergen labelling laws, 23% thought that the labelling laws for meals freshly prepped and packaged in a meals outlet for direct sale and meals pre-packed offsite have been the identical and 25% have been uncertain whether or not the principles differed.Over half (53%) of respondents who search for allergen data stated they have a tendency to search for such data on a label within the first occasion, whereas solely 24% stated they’d ask workers first.When requested straight about PPDS meals some 70% stated allergens have been an merchandise of knowledge they’d look forward to finding on the label of a sandwich or meals merchandise freshly ready and packed for direct sale. Additional highlights from the analysis embody:86% of customers who search for allergy data keep away from eating places the place serving and ready workers don’t seem assured about allergens in freshly produced meals or the place allergen data isn’t clear83% of those that search for allergy data count on kitchens to have updated know-how and techniques to minimise the chance posed from allergens77% of those that search for allergy data could be delay consuming at eating places and different meals shops that had breached allergen laws throughout the final three months. This compares to 37% of customers basically.To seek out out extra concerning the report, learn it in full right here.
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