Tag Archives: allergen information

Nut Imposters: Increased number of EU and US recalls relating to nut products and undeclared allergens, despite overall reduction in EU

At the end of May 2015, Stericycle Expert Solutions released its European & US Recall Index and Notification reports. In the EU Recalls and notifications dropped in the first 3 months of 2015 but, the nut subgroup experienced a 67% increase, highlighting the importance of monitoring imported foods. EU Recalls and Notification Reports Q1 2015 … Continue Reading

2015: Early Signs of Continued Focus on Food Information, Authenticity and Traceability?

In the sphere of European food law, 2014 ended with somewhat of a bang, because the long-anticipated EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (“EU FIC”) came into force on 13 December. The Regulation introduced and consolidated various requirements for the information accompanying food, whether given on the pack itself, or by some other means where food is loose/ non pre-packed. We … Continue Reading

Food Information for UK Consumers – Allergen Information to Represent a Business Opportunity?

We have blogged previously on the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (the “EU FIC”), which will apply in the UK from 13 December 2014.  The EU FIC will mean a number of significant changes for the labelling of pre-packed food. However, it will also affect the provision of information on non-pre-packed/ loose foods, including … Continue Reading

UK Food Standards Agency Call for Research on Food Allergies in Preparation for Implementation of EU Food Information for Consumers Regulations

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the UK is inviting applications for a research project into food allergies. The project will look at how people with food allergies and intolerances prefer information to be provided when eating out. The FSA comment that ‘this work will inform the implementation of the new allergy requirements under the EU Food Information … Continue Reading