Natasha’s Law

We understand how daunting putting the measures in place to adhere to Natasha’s Law can be. However as we know it is a necessity, and can not only save lives but will also instill real appreciation from your customers.

We’ve been exploring how to help you understand the actions you need to take, and the best way to implement within your business.

Please see below a number of resources collated on behalf of Farm Retailers, to help prepare you for the new legislation, coming into force from 1st October 2021.

Webinar – watch back

On 14th June 2021 we held a webinar for farm retailers, specifically curated to help highlight the crucial elements you need to be aware of and plan for.

During the session, we explored how Natasha’s Law will impact your business and the preparations required to ensure you are ready for the changes in food labelling.

The session is available to watch back, and is accompanied by a raft of helpful resources. Natasha’s Law comes into effect on 1 October – make sure you have a plan for your business that keeps your customers safe, and staff informed. Read more…

EPOS Bureau Webinar – functionality development for Natasha’s Law

Thursday 22nd July, 10.30am

Session hosted by: Rupert Evans (Denstone Hall Farm Shop), Darran Lindley (Fresh Retail), and Jonathan Crozier (The EPOS Bureau).

The EPOS Bureau has been providing powerful EPOS and retail management solutions to successful farm shops for nearly 25 years. Their food knowledge and understanding of specific retail requirements come from their focus on our sector.

The requirements for Natasha’s Law have been carefully considered and systems updated to ensure that farm shop owners and managers have the right tools to make your lives easier when the new regulations come into effect on the 1st of October. As ever, The EPOS Bureau works closely with members and has been collaborating with Rupert of Denstone Hall and Darran from Fresh Retail to make sure their software gives you the features and functions needed.

If you are an existing EPOS Bureau customer, or considering upgrading from another system, or would just like to find out more about how this new functionality could help your business, you are invited to join us for this webinar.

Food and shop labelling that keeps your customers and your business protected

The EPOS Bureau is providing Farm Shop and Hospitality Retailers with a fully-featured recipe management and labelling solution to help enable customers to stay compliant. Recipes, ingredients, allergens, and nutritional information can all be stored alongside other information like labour and packaging costs (if applicable) and labels printed as required.

As a company that focuses heavily on our sector, they are regularly in contact with business owners and have added a series of innovative management controls to ensure things like changes to recipes are signed off before labels are produced.

Click here for more information on their solution.

Do you have the right technology to deal with the changes?

As soon as you update a recipe, you need to alter the labelling process to match. Quantum by Cunninghams EPOS Group can do all the hard work for you! Quantum EPOS solution includes a tick box list of the 14 legally required allergens, which can be displayed on the terminal on request and added to food labels via their printer integration.

Book your free Systems Review to find out more and to help get your business ready for October 2021.

Read their handy guide and further info here

A cost effective and future proof solution from Bizerba

Bizerba are uniquely positioned to help you get through this transition period.

No need to upgrade your entire estate of tills, scales or printers. We can put a simple solution together for you. That will be cost effective and future proof.

Our solutions also include a linerless label solution so you can print endless amounts of information, with no backing paper and a cardboard core you will also be helping to protect not only your customers but the environment too. Read more…

Open Retail Solutions – Avery Berkel, Bizerba & Windows Integrated Labelling

Open Retail Solutions EPOS system offers integration with both Avery Berkel and Bizerba weigh labellers.

Both of these manufacturers latest scale models support the printing of ingredients with bold text, so you can make sure your ready for Natasha’s Law in October 2021.

Labelling from within the EPOS system can also offer multiple format choices to windows based printers. Read more…

Keeping You Ahead of The Curve

CSY have provided allergy labelling for a number of years so our customers are all ready for Natasha’s Law.

With full 2-way integration to our recipe management partner, IndiCater, we can make sure you have all the bases covered.

For more details and to get in touch to find out more, click here

Allergen Accreditation Resource Pack

Refresh and reinvigorate all your allergen training, systems, procedures, and communication methods with consumers.

This resource pack and accompanying posters are intended to serve you well throughout 2021.

The core themes for 2021 are PPDS (Pre-Packed for Direct Sale, also known as Natasha’s Law), training and exploring digital support for business operators.

Indeed, the MAIN changes to allergen legislation come into effect on the 1st October 2021. To this end we encourage all to make time to get to know this legislation change as it may affect your customer communication methods. Read more…

Month by month countdown to Natasha’s Law – business roadmap for food operators

This helpful guide from Nutritics and UK Food Labelling Resource will help you plan what you should be doing each month in the lead up to Natasha’s Law coming into force on 1st October 2021.

Download guide

Bitesize workshops with Food Allergy Aware

Food Allergy Aware work with businesses to review their current position and look at ways to enhance their allergen processes and policies. They offer consultancy, auditing, training (HABC, CIEH or bespoke), events and workshops, all of which can be tailored to the specific sector and/or business.

They are running bitesize courses in July, August and September, open for anyone to register, but specifically aimed at managers, and supervisors both Front and Back of house in all sectors of the hospitality industry, responsible for preparing and selling food products. Read more here

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