Allergen management and precautionary allergen labelling
FDF supports a risk-based approach to allergen
management and precautionary
allergen labelling (e.g. ‘may contain’ labelling) and has
it should only be used where the unintended allergen
presence, e.g. through
cross-contamination, poses a real and demonstrable risk.
FDF is keen to improve allergen information and
management within the whole
chain and encourages wider uptake of the principles set
out in the FSA Guidance on Allergen Management and
Consumer Information. FDF also supports development
of training and awareness activities based upon
it. FDF is also contributing to legislative and best practice
of industry guidance) initiatives at both UK and EU level.
FDF supports progress towards agreement on quantitative
doses/thresholds/action levels) for management of
allergens, to enable
quantitative risk assessment.
Last reviewed: 28 Mar 2017