Manufacturers do not need to label major food allergens if they can prove to FDA prior to distribution that the production process eliminates allergenic proteins from the product or that the allergen is in such a low amount that it does not pose a risk,...
The food industry has a responsibility to label allergenic ingredients as big and bold as they can – but also not to over-egg the slimmest of slim possibilities that a trace amount of an allergen may have slipped into a product.
It would be a mistake for governments and industry to misinterpret
the recent progress in food allergen labeling as a final solution:
there is much that yet remains to be done, for the well-being of
both consumers and manufacturers.
The American Herbal Products Association has issued a reminder to
supplement makers whose products contain major food allergens that
as of January 1 2006 they, like all food companies, must include
specific warnings on their labeling.
Earmarked as the next major competitor to soybean as a high protein
source, lupin flour, a food ingredient used in pasta and bread
products, has attracted attention from food safety officials in
Australia following reports of severe...
A new study released today at the American Academy of Allergy,
Asthma & Immunology annual conference reveals the scale of food
allergies in the US. This potentially life- threatening condition
affects roughly 11 million Americans,...
Legislation in Europe to end 'hidden' allergens on food labels
cleared a crucial hurdle last month when the Council and the
European Parliament put a red pen through the '25 per cent' rule,
ushering in the transparent...
With legislators across the world currently discussing the issue of
food allergens and labelling, scientists are busy in the labs
investigating solutions to this increasing health problem. But new
research released this week could...
Proposed new legislation which would tighten the rules governing
the labelling of foodstuffs in a bid to reduce the risk of
consumers suffering from allergic reactions to certain ingredients
has passed the latest stage of its journey...
People with food allergies depend heavily on the information
provided on food labels to protect them from potentially fatal
attacks, but new research shows that there is a still a long way to
go before the level of information provided...