by Andrew Thomson on October 18, 2018
There is no reliable labelling system protecting consumers with food allergy from anaphylaxis, say Australian medical experts calling for government intervention on food labelling to help save lives.
The University of Melbourne researchers want food labelling regulations tightened after their study found some people with allergies had anaphylactic reactions to packaged foods.
Potential allergens must be declared on Australian food labels when they are present as ingredients or as components of food additives or processing aids. But the Precautionary Allergen Label (PAL) is voluntary and uses statements such as “may contain traces” or “may be present”.
Source: Australian Food News