NCASS member Chloe from The Breakhouse Café was on BBC One’s The One Show last night to talk about how she’s prepared her business for the introduction of Natasha’s Law – also known as PPDS.
The law was introduced after tireless campaigning from the parents of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who died following an allergic reaction to a baguette containing undeclared seasame seeds.
Chloe, owner of The Breakhouse Café in East London, who makes almost all pre-packaged sandwiches on site, was interviewed as part of the feature. She’d spent almost a year getting ready for the enforcement of the new law and had invited the parents of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse to her café to see what they thought of the changes she’d made to labelling.
Chloe said: “Everyone’s safety is my priority, so it (the law) makes sense. It’s like any change, you’ve got to get used to it, but what you guys are doing is so admirable.”
Natasha’s parents, responded: “Chloe is an inspiration. Other cafes can look to her and be able to see that actually it’s not so scary if you get the right support. Every family of people with allergies is terrified that what happened to us could happen to them, and so we do it for Natasha, and we do it for them.”
It is estimated that around two million people in the UK have a food allergy. The introduction of the new law requires businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland that sell pre-packaged food to provide a list of ingredients from 1st October 2021. For more information on how to implement the changes into your business, visit our Allergen Hub.
To watch the interview on Natasha’s Law, click here. The feature will start at 25:34.