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Food Allergy Compensation Claims Guide. 

Here at MG Legal, our food allergy solicitors accept all of our food allergy claims and nut allergic reaction claims, on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, and have a success rate of over 99%. 

When you work with MG Legal's food allergy claim solicitors, you get:  

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Free, no-obligation consultation with a specialist solicitor 
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The maximum financial compensation in your food allergy claim 
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A designated solicitor with up to 30 years of experience 

Suffered a food allergy reaction, in the last 3 years?  Call 01772 783314 Or, fill in your details and our personal injury solicitors will contact you within one working hour. 

Allergen labelling for different types of food 

There are a number of ways in which allergen information can be provided. 

Prepacked food 

The 14 allergens must be emphasised within the ingredients list of pre-packed food or drink. This can be done, for example, by using bold, italic or coloured type, to make the allergen ingredients easier to spot. 

Prepacked for Direct Sale (PPDS) 

From 1 October 2021, PPDS food needs to have a label that displays a full ingredients list, with allergenic ingredients emphasised within it. 
The new PPDS food rules provide customers with more information, to make safe food choices. However, it should not replace or prevent consumers from having conversations about their allergy requirements, with the food business. 

Non-prepacked (loose) food 

Food businesses such as a bakery, butcher, or delicatessen, must provide allergen information for any loose item that contains any of the 14 allergens. 

Eating out 

When eating out or ordering a takeaway, the restaurant or café must provide allergen infrmation in writing. This could be, for example, allergen information on their menu or a prompt explaining how to obtain this information. This may include advice to ask a member of staff about the allergen contents. 

What Allergens must be declared by Law? 

People may be allergic or have intolerance to other ingredients, but only the 14 allergens are required to be declared as allergens by food law. These are: 
Cereals containing gluten – including wheat (such as spelt and Khorasan), rye, barley and oats 
Crustaceans, such as prawns, crabs and lobsters 
Molluscs – such as mussels and oysters 
Tree nuts – including almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, brazil nuts, cashews, pecans, pistachios and macadamia nuts 
Sulphur Dioxide and Sulphites (if they are at a concentration of more than ten parts per million) 

Suffered a food allergy reaction, in the last 3 years?  Call 01772 783314 Or, fill in your details and our personal injury solicitors will contact you within one working hour. 

Are There Time Limits for Submitting Food Allergy Compensation Claims? 

Generally, claims must be submitted within three years of the allergic reaction. However, the 3-year time limit does not apply if your child has had an allergic reaction. You can file a claim on their behalf at any time before they reach the age of 18. 

What is Natasha’s Law? 

From 1st October 2021, the UK Food Information Amendment Act, also known as Natasha’s Law, came into effect in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The new act requires food businesses to include a full list of the ingredients on the packaging of food sold on their premises, as well as highlighting any allergens in the product. 
The new legislation amendment has been introduced as a result of lobbying from a group led by the parents and family of teenager Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who sadly passed away after she suffered an allergic reaction to an undeclared ingredient on a pre-packaged food item. 

What evidence is required and what steps must you take, to prove your allergy claim against a restaurant? 

Medical Evidence: It is essential that you are able to prove that the allergic reaction was brought on by the food at the restaurant. Medical records and notes will be used as proof that you experienced an allergic reaction. These notes are crucial for a food allergy claim. 
Prove you visited the restaurant: Keep a copy of your receipt, provide the names of management and waiting staff, give the details of any witnesses. 
Report the allergic reaction: Call the restaurant and speak to the manager, then send an email as a follow-up. 
Obtain a copy of the menu: If the menu was incorrect, having a copy will be critical evidence. As menus are always changing, it's important to have a copy of the most recent menu accessible at the time of the allertgic reaction.  

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