Easy to ask?

According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) “It’s #easytoASK about allergens”. But how easy is it? And who should be asking? The #easytoASK campaign The FSA is, in their own words, ‘encouraging food businesses to make it easier for their customers to ask for allergen information when taking orders or reservations.’ Their #easytoASK campaign, launched… Read more »

Top tips for marketing your food business

Hospitality is a very challenging industry where competition is fierce and margins are tight. Maximise your chances of success by using these marketing tips to attract and retain loyal customers. 1. Look after your website Make sure that your primary selling tool is: – Responsive: designed to look good and work well on different devices;… Read more »

Should calories be on the menu?

A new scientific study has again raised the question of whether restaurant menus should have to show the calorie content of dishes. The CEDAR study Researchers from The Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) at Cambridge University analysed data from the 100 most popular UK restaurant chains by sales in 2013. They sourced nutritional information… Read more »

Food allergens and the law

Legal requirements for UK food businesses If you run a food business in the UK, you must comply with the relevant legislation. Here’s a quick recap to bring you up to date: 13 December 2014 – European Union Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU Reg 1169/2011) came into UK law The regulations, which apply to… Read more »

Is Menu Guide a mobile app?

The choice is yours If you have a food allergy or intolerance, there are currently than 200 mobile apps available to help you eat safely. Designed to provide a good user experience, these apps offer consumer-focused features like personalisation, push notifications and instant updates. Many use your smartphone’s existing functions, like GPS location, to serve… Read more »