Welcome To The Natasha Allergy Research Foundation
Thank you for joining us. With your support this is how Natasha's Foundation will change the landscape of allergies.
The Natasha Allergy Research Foundation’s main focuses are to bring about positive change for allergy sufferers. To do this we are focussing on changing the law, education, awareness and research. We aim to offer a new hope that will bring meaningful change to the lives of all those living with this life threatening disease.
We launched the Natasha Allergy Research Foundation on the 25th June 2019 following our daughter’s death in July 2016 after eating a Pret a Manger baguette that contained sesame seeds. Following the inquest, the coroner looking into her death said Natasha had been "reassured" by the lack of specific allergen information on the packaging.
Our achievements so far...
We have since been campaigning for a change in the law and were delighted that Natasha’s Law was passed by Parliament on the same day as the launch of our Foundation.
In future, food businesses will have to include full ingredients labelling on pre-packaged food. Michael Gove, Environment Secretary, summed it up nicely,
"These changes will make food labels clear and consistent and give the country's two million food allergy sufferers confidence in making safe food choices."
Natasha’s Law will apply to all pre-packaged food sold in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and is set to come into force by the summer of 2021. Businesses will be given a two-year implementation period to adapt to the changes. Heather Hancock, chairman of the Food Standards Agency, said the change will mean “better protection” for allergic consumers.