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2pm - 4pm, Wednesday 4 August 2021

FSA explains PPDS changes for businesses

An opportunity to hear from and ask questions of, the FSA and the expert panel

About

Welcome to the Food Standards Agency's (FSA’s) prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) food labelling webinar for UK food businesses.

From 1 October 2021, the requirements for labelling on prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) foods will change in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The new labelling requirements will help protect consumers by providing potentially life-saving allergen information on the packaging.

Any business that produces PPDS food will be required to label it to show the name of the food and the ingredients list. This includes emphasising within the ingredients list any of the 14 allergens used in the product, as required by food law.

At this webinar, we will give background to the new allergen labelling changes, also known as Natasha’s Law. We will help small and micro food businesses to better understand what PPDS is, how it effects your food business and how you can ensure you are compliant with the new regulations from1 October 2021.

Ask your questions

There will also be plenty of time dedicated to a Q&A session with our expert panel. You can submit your questions at the live event, or beforehand in the “Submit a Question” section of the delegate area.

Please note this event is aimed at food businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland only and registration is limited to residents of the UK only.

Due to the nature of this event, it will be held in English only. However, the agenda and pre-event materials are available in Welsh. You are welcome to submit your pre-event questions in Welsh. If your question is put to the panel during the live event, the response will be in English only, however we will provide you with a written response in Welsh.

Spaces are limited and will operate on a first come first served basis.  Registration will close on Wednesday 28 July

For those who are unable to attend; the full webinar will be available on the FSA’s website after the event.  

Agenda

Please note agenda timings are subject to change.

Agenda — full schedule

August 4, 14:00 - 16:00

Welcome, introductions and housekeeping
  • Sushma Acharya Head of Policy and Strategy for Food Hypersensitivity, FSA
Background to Natasha’s Law from Natasha Allergy Research Foundation
  • Tim McLachlan Chief Executive, Natasha Allergy Research Foundation
What is PPDS?
  • Arvind Thandi Team Leader – Food Hypersensitivity, FSA
What you need to do to comply?
  • Kerys James-Palmer Head of Regulatory Policy - Regulatory Policy Team, FSA
Greggs share learnings and examples for smaller businesses
  • Claire Florey Regulatory Affairs Manager, Greggs
  • Mark Cowley Retail Operations Product, Greggs
The Nationwide Caterers Association - ‘voice of business’
  • Mark Laurie Director Stakeholders, The Nationwide Caterers Association
Live Q&A session with our expert panel.
  • Tim McLachlan Chief Executive, Natasha Allergy Research Foundation
  • Arvind Thandi Team Leader – Food Hypersensitivity, FSA
  • Kerys James-Palmer Head of Regulatory Policy - Regulatory Policy Team, FSA
  • Claire Florey Regulatory Affairs Manager, Greggs
  • Mark Cowley Retail Operations Product, Greggs
  • Mark Laurie Director Stakeholders, The Nationwide Caterers Association

You can submit your questions during the live event, or beforehand in the “Submit a Question” section of the delegate area.

Close and where to get more information
  • Sushma Acharya Head of Policy and Strategy for Food Hypersensitivity, FSA

Contact Us

01772 767731 / FSAPPDSwebinars@glasgows.co.uk

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