An estimated seven per cent of children in the UK have a food allergy. In the best case scenario, consuming a food containing an allergen could mean an unpleasant reaction such as a rash or vomiting. But in the worst case scenario, an allergic reaction will kill. Now, new research from Unchecked.uk, published in The Times, has found that nearly one in five food samples contain a hidden allergen.
New research by Unchecked.uk and the Times has found that nearly one in five food samples in England, Wales and Scotland contains at least one undeclared allergen.
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Campaigners are warning of a “gaping hole” in the UK’s food safety regime, as new figures show that high numbers of food checks are missed each year.
The UK's enforcement gap: are business activities being left unchecked?
Good law sets expectations and standards. Health and safety law, built up over generations of struggle by trades unions, political reformers, scientists and others, is one of the cornerstones of a civilized society.
Twenty organisations have written to The Times, flagging concerns about the UK's 'enforcement gap'
British safety, food, water and air quality standards are all under threat as vital inspections plummet, and laws are no longer enforced. That is the startling message today from twenty organisations representing a diverse range of interests – coming together for the first time in support of a new campaign, Unchecked.uk.
Today marks the launch of a new campaign from The Ecology Trust. Unchecked.uk exists to make the case for proper investment in the enforcement of important rules and protections, and to show what happens when business activity is left unchecked.
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