Left side advert image
Right side advert image
Super banner advert image
Subscribe to Print Monthly's RSS feed

Enter your email address here to sign up for our weekly newsletter

Industry

Pret praised for commitment to better labelling

The parents of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who suffered a fatal allergic reaction to a pre-packaged Pret a Manger baguette have welcomed the completion of Pret a Manger’s new labelling rules one year on from Natasha’s inquest.

Article picture

Pret has announced today the completion of its roll-out of full ingredient and allergen labelling across its 391 UK shops

Following one of the biggest operational changes in Pret’s history, full ingredient labels are now implemented in its shops across the UK, supported by new labelling technology and a comprehensive training programme for its 9,000 team members.

Tanya Ednan-Laperouse, mother of Natasha, co-founded The Natasha Allergy Research Foundation following the death of her daughter. She welcomes Pret’s commitment to improve its labelling: “One year on from Natasha’s inquest, we are extremely pleased that Pret a Manger has delivered on its pledge to learn the lessons and bring meaningful change for all allergy sufferers.

“Pret has shown that with a strong corporate determination to do the right thing, the food industry is capable of providing the necessary full allergen and ingredient labelling to give consumers the appropriate information and choices.”

...the food industry is capable of providing the necessary full allergen and ingredient labelling to give consumers the appropriate information and choices

All sandwiches, salads, baguettes and soups made fresh each day in Pret are now labelled with a full list of ingredients including the 14 EU declarable allergens highlighted in bold.

At the start of September, the Government announced that Natasha’s Law, a new regulation which requires food businesses to fully label all food pre-packed for sale on-site, will come into force in October 2021.

Tanya Ednan-Laperouse adds: “[Pret’s] research shows 88% of the public support Natasha’s Law, making it the most important priority for food retailers and customers amid the growing epidemic of allergies in the UK.

“Pret has taken the lead and we urge others to follow suit and prevent families in the future from suffering as we will always do.”

If you have a news story, please email carys@linkpublishing.co.uk or join in with the conversation on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Print printer-friendly version Printable version Send to a friend Contact us

No comments found!  

Sign in:

Email 

or create your very own Print Monthly account  to join in with the conversation.