Planglow Blog

Calorie Labelling on Menus could Save Lives

Is a new calorie labelling law on restaurant menus coming for all food businesses?

As part of a national obesity strategy, a calorie labelling law was introduced in England for businesses with 250+ employees in April 2022. Now some scientists argue calorie labelling on menus should be extended and made mandatory for all food businesses to prevent unnecessary deaths.

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Our label software welcomes Booker Wholesaler

Printing food labels is even easier with our new integration

Good news for our labelling software customers - creating and printing food labels with Booker wholesaler ingredients just got a whole lot easier and more efficient.

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Undeclared Allergens: The Ongoing Threat and How to Eliminate It

How to remove human error from allergen labelling

With the introduction of Natasha’s Law after the tragic death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, her family, the regulators, consumers, and food businesses may have hoped that there would be no more undeclared allergens on the shelf. However, it seems that issues with allergens are still making an appearance - one that could be life-threatening.

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Bringing our closed-loop solution to life

Behind the scenes on a film shoot at Barings [video]

We took cameras behind the scenes at Barings to uncover an exciting zero waste initiative in the heart of London. This perfect closed-loop solution was brought to life in our case study video - go behind the scenes of the shoot and find out how Barings benefits from our solution.

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Owen’s Law: Allergens on Restaurant Menus

How our labelling software can help

Have you heard about Owen’s Law? It’s a proposal to make allergen information on menus a legal requirement rather than guidance. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced it will recommend such an update to the law.

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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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