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UNINTENTIONAL PRESENCE OF ALLERGENS-LABELLING BACK ON THE TABLE

Jun 29, 2020

With the renewed initiatives in food labelling as part of the Farm to Fork strategy, the European Commission indicates it will also further consider the need and options for precautionary allergen-labelling. The European Food Information to Consumer Regulation 1169/2011 instructed the Commission to adopt additional implementing acts on the voluntary indication of information on the possible and unintentional presence in food of substances or products causing allergies or intolerances.

In its reply to a Parliamentary query, the Commission maintains that in the absence of any harmonized EU rules, it is the responsibility of food business operators the consider the necessity of precautionary allergen labelling and to ensure that it is not misleading for consumers. But the Commission also adds that the improvement of food information for consumers will be a main priority of the Farm to Fork strategy. Accordingly, new initiatives with regards to the provision of voluntary information to the consumers on the unintentional presence of allergens in foods can be expected.

Parliamentary Question (E-001276/2020) - link

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