Thomas Ridley has launched a bespoke labelling online service to help customers to comply with Natasha’s Law, which comes into effect from 1 October 2021.
The law will require all food businesses in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland have to provide a full ingredient list and allergen labelling when selling Pre-packaged for Direct Sale Foods (PPDS Foods) from their premises.
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Sales director at Thomas Ridley, Paul Knight, said “Natasha’s Law is a significant change to how operators label their products and we have worked really hard to come up with an easy and bespoke solution for our customers.
“Our easy-to-use software highlights ingredients and their allergens as well as providing an area to add logos and product descriptions. Following the simple step-by-step process, bespoke labels are created easily and quickly.”
All Thomas Ridley customers will have access to an initial 3-month trial of the service.
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The platform allows users to select the ingredients used within the given recipe, the system will then generate a label that includes all ingredients with allergens highlighted in bold capital letters.
All recipes within the customer’s menu will be saved to the platform, allowing easy retrieval when needed.
Users can also add a logo, use by date and a description of the product. The labels can then be printed and placed on the finished merchandise.