“Some progress” is being made to develop international reference values for food allergens to minimise the risk of allergic reactions, said the Food Standard Agency’s (FSA) chief scientist Dr Andrew Wadge.
'May contain' allergen information displayed on food packs will become less prevalent and more consistently used across the EU over the next couple of years as work by experts in the field comes to fruition.
Allergen thresholds that food manufacturers can use to ensure safe production within factories and for improved product labelling could become a reality within two years, a Uniliever expert has claimed.
Manufacturers will to have to wait for the findings of the International Life Science Institute's (ILSI's) Food Allergy Task Force on allergens to be published before they will know whether 'action levels' for their operations are...
Hopes of developing usable action levels or thresholds for processors for the unintentional presence of allergens in food could be dashed by wide variations across Europe in people’s allergic reactions.
The Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) allergens steering group has published a paper setting out a best practice approach to allergen management that aims to tackle excessive ‘may contains’ labelling.