Allergen

Undeclared allergens, pieces of plastic and raw product sparked recalls this past month

Recalls

Allergen threat and manufacturing errors spark recalls

By Gwen Ridler

Undeclared allergens including milk, soya and gluten continue to spark recalls of food and drink, as manufacturers pull products from the shelf in response to potential choking hazards and labelling errors.

Read NSF's Alison's Friel's six ways to protect against and handle food recalls. Credit: Getty/bymuratdeniz

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6 steps to safeguard your brand against recalls

By Alison Friel

With food recalls making headlines more often than not, Alison Friel, director of food consulting and training at NSF, takes a look at how you can safeguard against this growing threat.

The FSA has called for views on its new

News

FSA launches review into ‘may contain’ labelling

By Gwen Ridler

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a review into its new advice for how and when to apply precautionary allergen labelling (PAL), commonly seen as ‘may contain’ warnings on food packaging.

Consumers' changing expectations about product labelling is having a big impact on manufacturers and retailers

Food allergens: the cost of inaccurate reporting

By Mark Thomson

The rapid change in consumer expectations when it comes to product labelling has had a palpable effect on retailers and is changing the way the food and drinks manufacturing industry is operating.

Peanut allergies: anaphylactic shock can be life-threatening

Self-diagnosed intolerance may harm clinical allergy sufferers

By Rick Pendrous

The explosive growth in people “self-diagnosed” as suffering from food intolerances and those avoiding certain nutrients, such as gluten and dairy, for lifestyle reasons could be harmful, the head of the Anaphylaxis Campaign, which represents those with...

Allergens fiasco?

Allergens fiasco?

As we approach November 25, the final compliance date for allergen labelling (with exceptions) according to Directive 2003/89, further confusion is...

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