Planglow Blog

Christmas Delivery Timetable 2023

The key order dates to ensure goods before Christmas

If you need goods before Christmas, these are the dates you need to know

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New FSA allergen labelling guidance

When to add precautionary allergen labels (PAL)

The Food Standards Agency has just launched new guidance on when to add precautionary allergen labels (PAL). PAL or “may contain” labels were confusing for consumers and caterers alike and so the FSA’s consultation in 2022 was a welcome move. Now the new guidance is in, and in summary, a precautionary allergen label (PAL) should only be applied to food where there is an unavoidable risk of cross-contamination. Read on to find out more.

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Single-Use Plastics Ban FAQs

Defra's Response Regarding the English Ban

We contacted Defra requesting clarification regarding some aspects of the single-use plastics ban in England, this was their FAQ response.

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What are the laws relating to labelling vegan food?

Get the lowdown on vegan food labels

‘Less (meat) is more’ initiatives and plant-based dining are gaining ever more momentum, as demonstrated by Veganuary signups which grew a whopping 75% over the past three years (from 2020 to 2023). Therefore, your food offering has never been more likely to include plant-based and vegan options, but when it comes to labelling food as ‘vegan’ or ‘plant-based’ what is the law?

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Is Halal and Kosher Labelling Legislation Coming to the UK?

New Halal Sticker launched ahead of government consultation

There is no current legislation for UK-based caterers for the labelling of food and drink products with regard to religious practices. However, this may be about to change as the Government has announced it will soon be evaluating compulsory food label requirements around faith.

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Hawkhurst Bread Shed : How We Roll

How roll labels and labelling software boost business

The Hawkhurst Bread Shed always gets the details right. It’s just the way they roll - not only in terms of big punchy flavours but also a striking presentation that stands out on the shelf. As manager Lauren Smith puts it, “customers eat with their eyes.”

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Time’s up on single-use plastic

Single-use plastic bans across the UK

Single-use plastic takes its toxic toll on the environment. The impact is evident, from polluting our seas and contaminating the food chain to increasing carbon emissions through every stage of their lifecycle and taking centuries to decompose in landfill.

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Single-Use Plastics Bans: Our Quick-Look Guide

What's being banned where and when and what are the alternatives

If you're confused by the single-use plastics bans across Scotland, Wales and England, we've created a simple table that shows you what's (being) banished where and when, plus our replacements.

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Are you Natasha’s Law compliant?

Allergy labelling one year on

Around one in five businesses are still not fully compliant with Natasha's Law. With a host of challenges affecting the sector, allergen labelling can slip down the priority list. What’s the solution?

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Stand By Me

Meet PRM’s Paul Clark Who’ll Be Joining Us at This Year’s PSC Expo

From farming to Guy Martin and why pasties always make the best lunch, we catch up with Paul Clark, product manager at our partners and PSC Expo compadres, PRM Waste Systems ahead of this year’s show.

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