The Coeliac’s Guide to new Allergen Labelling

What an advancement for all those with food allergies. Hopefully countries like Australia won’t be too far behind.

The Coeliactivist

I don’t often go all ‘infomercial’ on you, but I thought it would be useful to draw your attention to the changes in food allergen labelling that are coming into force from this December, in case you haven’t seen it on the news. On the whole these should make it easier for coeliacs and other people with allergies or intolerances to shop for food and eat in any food service outlet.

The first change (which food producers have had 3 years to prepare for), is that on labels 14 of the main food allergens have to be highlighted in the list of ingredients. This could be in bold, capitals, italics, another colour or a combination of these. So you should not see labels like this any more, with the allergens in a separate part of the label:

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And instead, more like these, where the allergens are drawn attention to…

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