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FSA launches consultation on allergen labelling

The move is prompted by the present move which does not require allergen information on prepacked foods.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a series of consultations with food business operators on allergen labelling.

The FSA is currently reviewing the present rule which does not require allergen information on prepacked foods for direct sales. 

“Clear, accurate and visible allergen labelling is vital to protect the thousands of people at risk of allergic reactions, when buying their daily sandwich, salad or snack to eat on the go. FSA chairman Heather Hancock said in a statement.

“Food businesses have a duty to protect people with food allergies and we welcome the real progress that many have made,” she added.

The FSA in England, Northern Ireland and Wales are working with Defra, Food Standards Scotland and the Department for Health and Social Care in this review

Workshops will also be held during the consultation periods.

The consultation will run for nine weeks.

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