Food hypersensitivity is a global food safety issue, with increasing numbers of people diagnosed with food allergies
(immune-mediated food hypersensitivities) and intolerances (non-immune mediated hypersensitivities). Legislation in many countries and regions
of the world requires the presence of those substances that trigger food hypersensitivity reactions to be labelled on prepacked foods, and
increasingly there is also a mandatory requirement to provide allergen information for foods sold loose, for example in food service settings and
Allergen legislation, as with all food law, is amended from time to time. In the US for example, sesame is added to the
list of major food allergens from 1 January 2023. In the UK, legislation on provision of allergen information for prepacked for direct sale foods
(i.e. those foods prepacked prior to the consumer selecting or ordering them, and that have been packaged at the same place from where they are
sold) is enforced from 1 October 2021.
In addition, 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.
Our Regulatory Affairs team can help you make sure that you are providing compliant allergen information as well as
accurate 'precautionary allergen labelling' and 'free from' claims for your products - please contact our Regulatory Affairs team:
Download our free allergen labelling white paper on requirements for
products marketed in the EU and UK.
Ensure your products are compliant with the legislative requirements of the country or region to which you are exporting.
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We answer ad hoc questions, we also offer a service to evaluate your food labels compliance.
Whatever your questions about UK or EU legislation, we will be able to help you.
Our food legislation training courses cover topics such as food law, food and drink labelling, nutrition and health claims, USA food and
drink labelling, and weights and measures.
An interactive list of legislation relevant to food and drink businesses selling in the United Kingdom and at harmonised EU level.
A benefit of your membership, this is a fortnightly bulletin providing prompt and succinct news of developments in UK and EU food law.
Ensuring that products meet local and emerging regulatory requirements can be a challenging task. This presentation takes you through UK and
EU regulations updates and requirements.
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