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FSA launches campaign on risk of food labelled as "vegan" to people with allergies


Mar 05, 2024

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) launches a campaign highlighting the risk of food labelled as "vegan" to people with allergies. The campaign comes as new research released by the FSA shows that 62% of people who react to animal-based products are confident that products labelled ‘vegan’ are safe to eat.

The campaign explains how a free-from label, which is a food safety label, is different to a vegan or plant-based label. Vegan labels are used to support a dietary choice and do not intentionally contain products of animal origin. However, vegan food could still be prepared in areas alongside products such as egg, milk, fish, crustaceans or molluscs - whereas free-from foods are not.

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