Improper food labelling by pre-made meal services is endangering the health – and lives – of customers
We are busier these days than ever before. Long hours at the office, transporting kids from one activity to the next, tackling a never-ending series of household chores – our time comes at a premium these days.
We want to cook healthy meals for our families, but some days, we simply don’t have the time. Getting take-away is the answer for most, but some have opted to make use of pre-made meal services, as these businesses offer a far healthier option than pizza or fried chicken.
Unfortunately, the rapid growth of this industry has allowed unprofessional players to set up shop. These meal providers may neglect to provide ingredient labels on their pre-made dishes, opting instead to post them online.
This can be problematic for those with food allergies – gluten soy, peanuts, and lactose can make their lives miserable – or end them.
This is almost what happened to Annette Densham, founder of PR firm Publicity Genie. She lives with an autoimmune disorder, so there are many foods she cannot eat. Recently, she drank a pre-prepared smoothie which lacked a label.
Moments after, she had a severe reaction. The smoothie contained banana, an allergen which caused her throat to seize and her heart rate to plummet.
Thankfully, Annette survived her encounter, missing only two days of work – but how long will it be before an improperly-labeled meal claims an innocent life?
This possibility disturbs Megna and Aarjit, the co-founders of Start Your Food Business. A website which offers courses to food and beverage operators in Australia, it is their attempt to fill a knowledge gap which has been present for many years.
As former food business owners, they are conscious of how difficult it can be to get a food and beverage operation off the ground. They are also aware how confusing existing regulations can be, and they know all about the communication breakdowns which often occur between local councils and food entrepreneurs.
The courses they offer allow startups and established food entrepreneurs to upgrade their skills and knowledge of the F&B industry.
New business owners taking startup courses will learn about food safety, applicable laws, marketing, finances, and more – everything they need to get off the ground without making a fatal mistake.
Those who already own and operate a food business will also benefit from the years of experience Aarjit and Megna have accrued whilst running their own successful establishment.
Available courses go into detail on subjects like advanced business planning, product creation, and launch strategies, giving experienced restaurant owners plenty of tactics they can use in their own operations.
Want to keep customers safe whilst enjoying unparalleled success in your corner of the food and beverage industry?
Visit https://startyourfoodbusiness.com.au today and consider signing up for their courses. Not only could it help turbocharge your results, it could mean the difference between life or death for some of your patrons.