Labelling Examples

Unintentional Presence of Gluten-Containing Cereals

  • Where there is a risk of cross-contamination it is advisable to use precautionary allergen labelling (PAL). The use of such statements is voluntary, but must not mislead.
    May also contain wheat, barley and milk
    May also contain other gluten sources (oats and rye)
    [BRC Guidance on Allergen Labelling and the Requirements in Regulation 1169/2011]
  • It may not always be possible to specify the cross-contaminant cereal(s) due to complexity in the cereal production and supply chain. In this situation it is advisable to use the following precautionary allergen labelling.
    May also contain a gluten containing cereal
    [BRC Guidance on Allergen Labelling and the Requirements in Regulation 1169/2011]
  • If the level of non-intentional gluten is <20ppm in the product as sold then it is not necessary to use precautionary allergen labelling (PAL)
    [BRC Guidance on Allergen Labelling and the Requirements in Regulation 1169/2011]

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Last reviewed: 18 Jun 2015