Food allergen labelling and legislation

Collection of foods associated with food allergens

Several countries and regions (including Europe, America, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand) have introduced legislation that requires the presence of the major food allergens, or their derivatives, to be labelled when included as ingredients in prepacked foods. Such information is also increasingly required to be provided to consumers for foods sold loose, such as in catering situations.

Many businesses want to make ‘free-from’ allergen claims for their products, and precautionary allergen labelling (PAL) may be a consideration to indicate the possible presence of unintentional ingredients that people may be allergic to.

For guidance on providing allergen information, allergen labelling and legislation that applies to allergens in foods, please contact our Regulatory Affairs team: regulatoryadvice@campdenbri.co.uk

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Collection of foods associated with food allergens

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Collection of foods associated with food allergens

Allergen labelling and legislation

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The Campden BRI group companies listed below are both accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO17025:2017 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The accreditation demonstrates technical competence for a defined scope of methods, specific to each site, as detailed in the schedules of accreditation bearing the testing laboratory number. The schedules may be revised from time to time and reissued by UKAS. The most recent issue of the schedules are available from the UKAS website www.ukas.com

Campden BRI (Chipping Campden) Limited is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1079 Campden BRI (Nutfield) is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1207

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