Food Allergen Labeling in Europe

The European Authority for Food Safety is reviewing in detail allergenic products and substances whose presence in food must be indicated on the label, according to European law.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

From a press release by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has updated its scientific advice on food allergens. The scientific ruling of the Authority is reviewing in detail allergenic products and substances whose presence in food must be indicated on the label, according to European law. This includes cereals containing gluten, milk, eggs, nuts, peanuts, soy, fish, crustaceans, molluscs, celery, lupine, sesame, mustard and sulphites.

The ruling is based on a review of all statistical publications on the prevalence of food allergies in Europe. According to EFSA this prevalence has been estimated around 1% in adults and children. 75% of allergic reactions in children are caused by eggs, peanuts, cow's milk, fish and nuts. About 50% of allergic reactions in adults are caused by fruits of the family Rosaceae (including apples, pears, raspberries, strawberries and almonds), plants of the Apiaceae family (which includes celery, carrots and herbs) as well as other nuts and peanuts.



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Gluten-free food business for sale

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