Allergen Control and Advisory Labelling

Policy Position

FDF supports a risk-based approach to allergen control and ‘may contain’ labelling and has consistently urged that it should only be used where there is a real and demonstrable risk of significant traces of an allergen being present. FDF is keen to improve allergen information and management within the whole food chain and encourages wider uptake of the principles set out in the FSA Guidance on Allergen Management and Consumer Information (pdf) and supports development of training and awareness activities based upon it. FDF is also contributing to agreement on good practice approaches at EU level.

FDF supports progress towards agreement on allergen ‘action levels’, to enable quantitative risk assessment.


Last reviewed: 06 May 2016