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Food Labelling

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Coeliac Awareness Week – Gluten Test Kits

In honour of Coeliac awareness week, we wanted to share some information about the disease and how food businesses can take action to assist those with Coealiac disease. Coeliac disease is a serious illness that causes the body’s immune system to attack its own tissues when gluten is consumed. This can damage lining of the gut and removes the body’s ability able to absorb nutrients from food properly. Gluten is a protein that can be found in wheat, barley and rye. As the impact of gluten on a person with coelic... Read More

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7 Steps for Effective Allergen Control

The importance of effectively controlling allergens in food production is extremely high. Around 2 million people in the UK are living with a food allergy, with an average of 10 fatal reactions to undeclared allergenic ingredients a year. Poor allergen control poses significant risks to your consumers and your business reputation. There are 170 foods known to induce allergic reactions, EU regulations focus on 14 allergens. These are the most common foods to provoke allergic reactions: The 14 main allergens to be aware of are: Celery Cereals that contain gluten (including wheat, rye,... Read More