Kafoodle’s allergen app launches in Havering schools

Kafoodle’s allergen app launches in Havering schools
13/09/2019 - 05:00
Havering Council and food tech ‘innovators’ Kafoodle have partnered to introduce an allergen app to support students with food allergies.

Kafoodle's app allows school students to select lunches to ensure their dietary needs are met and to view daily lunch menus. 

HES Catering Services provides 15,000 school meals per day to the London Borough of Havering. Secondary schools supplied by HES Catering Services will receive a unique QR code to access the allergen app. 

Robert Benham, cabinet member for education, children and families, said: “The Council’s unique partnership with Kafoodle will make food-allergen information so much more accessible for hundreds of pupils across our London Borough.

“Allergens are a rising issue across the country, and HES Catering Services wants to go above and beyond in supporting ‘Natasha’s Law’ by using the latest technology to ensure that pupils with known food allergens are able to safely enjoy their lunches.”

Students will also be able to view digital menus with their parents via the Kafoodle app. The menus will be in line with new food safety initiatives that have come into effect after the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse following an allergic reaction.

Tarryn Gorre, chief executive & co-founder of Kafoodle, added: “Here at Kafoodle we have always been passionate about helping people to make safer and more informed food choices.

“We are therefore very excited to be working with HES Catering Services and Havering Council who share this passion in providing an overall better and safer dining experience to their pupils.”

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