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Allergen Legislation Update (Employees)

What are allergens and why are they important? Everything your employees need to know.

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Employees are the first line of interaction with your customers and their understanding of allergens is more important now more than ever.

This short 60 minute webinar will cover;

o What are allergens?

o Why it’s important to take customer’s requests seriously.

o Natasha’s law and what it means to you as an employee

At the end of the session you will be given a handy guide to allergens & Natasha’s Law.

About the course deliverer;

Rachel Linstead, Managing Director of Firecracker, has worked with food businesses across greater Lincolnshire for over fourteen years assisting them to ensure that they conform to food labelling and nutritional information legislation. Her services also support them in delivering best practice food manufacturing and technical procedures.

As a qualified food technologist and nutritionist (HNC in Food Science and Technology, Diploma in Nutritional Therapy (ION) / Foundation Degree (University of Bedfordshire) Rachel is excellently placed to support food businesses of all sizes; over the last twenty-five years Rachel has worked with large global organisations, small family-run businesses, and everything in between. With this vast experience and her professional qualifications, Rachel adapts her approach to suit individual business’s needs and to offer them examples of industry leading practices.

To date, Rachel has analysed over 8,000 recipes for a range of businesses, including one of the large UK supermarket chains, national, regional and local businesses, food writers and chefs.

Rachel holds qualifications in food science & technology, nutritional therapy and food safety and has many years of experience in technical consultancy including ingredient declarations, allergen identifications, food label verification and food storage guidelines.

“Rachel makes a really vital contribution to the work Cedar does for Tesco, providing all the nutritional data analysis we publish on our recipes across Tesco Magazine, the Tesco Real Food website and for Tesco’s television campaigns. She also reviews any health or nutrition information we publish for accuracy and helps us edit it accordingly. She is always on hand to answer any nutrition, health, allergen, or any other technical food question we throw at her – turning things around super quickly and helping us meet our tight deadlines. She’s really knowledgeable, helpful and diligent, and I’d highly recommend working with her.”

- Rob Goodway, deputy chief sub-editor, Cedar Communications

Roles Rachel has fulfilled include new product development technologist, production manager and technical manager.

Your Event Eligibility:

Our GAIN workshops are entirely FREE to attend for eligible SMEs.

If you haven’t already completed an Expression of Interest Form (EOI) you will be contacted by your local business advisor to complete your registration to the GAIN programme either over the phone or in a 1:1 meeting with you at your convenience. A member of our team will then be able to confirm your event booking.

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Event information:

Online Event

16/06/2021 15:00 - 16:00

Category: People

Organised by:
E-Factor Business