WHAT IS NATASHAS LAW
Natasha's Law - is named after Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who at the age of 15 passed away due to a severe allergic reaction.
Natasha's Law - is a new allergen legislation that requires food packed on the same site from which it's sold to be labelled with ingredients and allergens.
Natasha's Law - helps consumers to easily identify the meal ingredients and especially any items that could cause an allergic reaction.
Natasha's Law– is in force from October 2021 this year.
You will need to apply a label to your product
packaging that clearly shows the ingredients.
If any allergens are included then those need to be highlighted so they stand out usually by making the allergens in a bold font.
The 14 allergens are: celery, cereals containing gluten (such as barley and oats), crustaceans (such as prawns, crabs and lobsters), eggs, fish, lupin, milk, molluscs (such as mussels and oysters), mustard, peanuts, sesame, soybeans, sulphur dioxide and sulphites.
READYMADE SYSTEMS FOR NATASHA'S LAW LABELS
We have put together a choice of readymade label printing packages, all use the world leading best selling BarTender Professional label layout software. You can download a free trial its easy to set up, we show you how...
You can use the BarTenders built in 'Word Processor' feature to bold any allergen words manually.
Or you can use BarTenders 'Print From a List' feature to automatically search your ingredients listings, find and bold the allergens automatically as you print.
NATASHAS - BASIC DIRECT THERMAL LABEL ROLL PACKAGE
Our NATASHA'S BASIC DIRECT THERMAL kit is a low cost package to print labels with allergens in bold type and to UK GOV Food labelling laws. We include the latest Toshiba TEC BV420 300dpi direct thermal label roll printer + BarTender Professional label software and free set up help and advice. The label printer has a 300dpi print quality needed for that small text size when printing food ingredients. The BarTender Professional label layout software makes it easy to position the product title, ingredients, barcode, expiry date and any other message/s you want to add to the label.
The software allows for you to bold the allergens in the ingredients listing which is the main requirement.
You can use either the Word Processor or Print From a List Method described above.
The THERMAL TRANSFER LABEL ROLL PACKAGE can use direct thermal printing or thermal transfer using a print ribbon to achive a higher quality print. The transfer method uses our plain labels that are also heat proof for food that is served hot.
The COLOUR LABEL ROLL PACKAGE uses fused toner to print variable colour labels. It also has a strong guillotine cutter so can print and cut variabel length colour labels to suit your different size product packages from one low cost plain roll of label media. Or use precut labels to shape and size as needed.
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COLOUR INK JET LABEL PRINTERS AND RECIPE SOFTWARE
A colour label printer prints at a much higher quality especially for the fine print needed for ingredients listings and occupying a smaller space on the labels. You can add colour pictures of the products as well as brand names. We stock and support a wide range of mono and full colour labels printers that work well with our FMS food recipe software.
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Read more about our Food Management System FMS labelling from recipe's.