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Providing peace of mind when it comes to allergens - Allergy Awareness Week

23rd April 2021

Founded by Allergy UK, Allergy Awareness Week (26th – 30th April 2021) gives us an opportunity to raise awareness about all allergies whilst highlighting the difficulties people with allergies experience. The event helps people understand the seriousness of some allergies, and improve our knowledge of what can sometimes be a life-threatening condition. 

The UK Food Information Amendment, also known as Natasha’s Law, came into effect in October 2021 thanks to the actions of a lobbying group lead by the parents of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, the teenager who died after suffering an allergic reaction to an undeclared ingredient in a prepacked meal. Due to their efforts, the government confirmed that stronger laws would be implemented to protect those with food allergies and give them greater confidence in the food they buy. According to new rules, PPDS food has to clearly display the name of the food and a full ingredients list, with allergenic ingredients emphasised.  

At Essential Cuisine, we are proud of our 100% gluten free range, with many of these ingredients containing no declarable allergens^. Our products are manufactured in our on-site BRC AA rated factory in Winsford, Cheshire and clearly labelled, identifying ingredient compositions and product attributes giving you that added confidence.

Our team of chefs work tirelessly monitoring food trends to bring you innovative recipes to suit a wealth of dietary requirements. We’ve listed just a handful below. Lots more can be found on our website.

Malaysian Chicken Curry - view the full recipe here
Gluten free

Malaysian Chicken Curry

Mole Tacos - view the full recipe here
Suitable for vegan and vegetarian diets

Mole Tacos

One Pot Chicken Broth - view the full recipe here
Contains no declarable allergens^

One Pot Chicken Broth

Bibibap - view the full recipe here
Gluten free and vegetarian

Bibibap

Plant Pot Pie - view the full recipe here
Suitable for vegan and vegetarian diets

Plant Pot Pie

Beef Goulash - view the full recipe here
Contains no declarable allergens^

Beef Goulash

Thai Spiced Duck Broth - view the full recipe here
Suitable for vegan and vegetarian diets

Thai Spiced Duck Broth

Jackfruit Burger - view the full recipe here
Suitable for vegan and vegetarian diets

Jackfruit Burger

Mushroom Veloutè - view the full recipe here
Contains no declarable allergens^

Mushroom Veloutè

Beef Bobotie - view the full recipe here
Suitable for Halal diets

Beef Bobotie

In need of some al fresco dining inspiration? Look no further, request our Summer BBQ innovation box packed with product samples and recipe cards here.

If you need any assistance with product samples, additional information or if you require any further support - we'd love to hear from you! Click here to get in touch today or call 01606 541 490 to speak to a member of our team.

^Does not contain declarable allergens under the EU regulation 1169/2011 (Annex 11)

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