Warning and Advisory Labelling – including allergens

Allergenic foods or foods (including food additives and processing aids) derived from those allergens must be labelled. These are wheat and hybridised strains whether or not they contain gluten; oats, rye, barley and hybridised strains if they contain gluten; crustacea; eggs; fish; milk; mollusc; peanuts; soybeans; sesame seeds; tree nuts – almond, Brazil nut, cashew, hazelnut, macadamia, pecan, pine nut, pistachio, walnut; and lupin. You need to also declare added sulphites in concentrations of 10 mg/kg or more. There is a specific format for declaration of allergens now.

Advisory statements for sugar replacers are required – these include ingredients such as lactitol, maltitol, maltitol syrup, mannitol, xylitol, erythritol, isomalt, polydextrose and sorbitol.

Some foods have specific requirements for warning statements that must be included on the label of the food and the type size is specified for these foods. An example is royal jelly as a food or contained in a food as an ingredient. It can cause severe allergic reactions and in rare cases, fatalities and there is a specific statement that must be included on the label in a minimum size of type.

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