FDF guidance on change management of allergen information

04 September 2023

This guidance outlines the actions a food business operator (FBO) should consider when managing changes that impact the allergen labelling on pre-packaged products. Key best practice considerations include the use of additional communications and the importance of information sharing across the whole supply chain.


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"I am very pleased to welcome this new allergen labelling guidance from the FDF. People with food hypersensitivity need good information about the food they buy to keep themselves safe. It’s therefore vital that businesses are able to apply allergen labels accurately and consistently. This guidance provides important advice on the application of precautionary allergen, or ‘may contain’ labels. "

Susan Jebb OBE

Chair, Food Standards Agency (FSA)