Food businesses in the UK are required by law to provide allergen information and follow labeling rules such as Natasha’s Law. The Food Standards Agency explains that businesses must “provide allergen information to the consumer for both prepacked and non-prepacked food and drink”, as well as “handle and manage food allergens effectively in food preparation”.
This means that these businesses need to have the relevant structures in place to ensure that they’re able to comprehensively provide that information to customers. Being able to track and account for allergens in the production process would enable the business to confirm and verify with legal bodies where any allergens were present and how they were handled.
It will also prevent lawsuits coming to the door because of an allergic reaction in a customer. Just a quick search online will return a lot of companies offering no-win-no-fee claims for allergic reaction lawsuits.
Compensation on these kinds of lawsuits can be anything up to £49,000!