Guidance has been launched to help the food industry understand and implement changes in EU legislation for allergen labelling on products. The guidance, which has been put together by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) in partnership with the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), offers clear advice for
retailers and manufacturers on how to implement new requirements on the provision of information to consumers.
The new regulations aim to make it easier for customers to find and understand information on allergens in the food they buy. They require companies to highlight allergens (such as nuts, milk and cereals
containing gluten) in their products' ingredients lists. The document provides advice on how to address the fact that "contains…' statements listing allergens will no longer be allowed on pack. Companies have
until the end of December 2014 to comply with the requirements. The allergen guidance is free to download from here or at the BRC website:
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