Apparently some new law requires more detailed calorific information for prepared food items.

Is the same law also responsible for introducing further protections from contamination of allergens?

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The piece of legislation is the Calorie Labelling (Out of Home Sector) (England) Regulations 2021. It came into force on 6 April 2022.

There is no mention in it of contamination due to allergens.

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    There are many exemptions to the requirement. Aug 21, 2023 at 17:28
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    About exemption "(b) food which is included on a menu for less than 30 consecutive days, and less than a total of 30 days in any calendar year." Does this mean they can serve up any advert-enhanced crap, and periodically rename it as a supposedly different dish (perhaps with a minor change to its ingredients), without stating its calorie content? Aug 21, 2023 at 18:41
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    @WeatherVane sounds like something that will need to be tested in the courts. Aug 21, 2023 at 20:09

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