U.K. Environment Secretary Michael Gove has reportedly announced that a law requiring a full listing of ingredients on prepackaged food will take effect by the summer of 2021 and will include a two-year implementation period allowing businesses to adapt. “Natasha’s Law” bears the name of a 15-year-old who died from anaphylaxis after an allergic reaction caused by consumption of a Pret A Manger baguette. Current regulations require that prepackaged food made on-site must be displayed near a sign prompting customers to ask about allergens.

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