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FAO publishes document on precautionary food labeling of priority allergens


May 29, 2023

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) published a document on Risk assessment of food allergens – Part 3: Review and establish precautionary labelling in foods of the priority allergens

FAO and WHO convened a meeting to review and evaluate the evidence in support of precautionary allergen labelling to address unintended allergen presence in foods. The Expert Committee reviewed the data on the current status and uses of the precautionary allergen labelling (PAL) and unanimously agreed that current PAL systems used in many countries needed to be improved as they were neither uniform nor informative and were not consistently risk based on amount and frequency of UAP found in food products. The Expert Committee also found that current PAL approaches led to widespread PAL that diminished information and value for consumers.


Check the full text of the documents (in English), click on the Link


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