Last updated on 30 August 2013
New advice for food allergic consumers
Advice for people with food allergies has been updated, prior to new rules on allergen labelling being introduced.
New regulations will mean that information about allergenic ingredients will be made available for non-prepacked as well as prepacked foods. This is to make information clearer and more consistent for consumers.
These new rules on food allergen labelling will apply from 13 December 2014. You may already notice differences in the way that allergenic ingredients are presented within the ingredients list of prepacked foods as businesses prepare themselves for the change.
To help consumers understand these changes, the Food Standards Agency has reissued its advice for food allergic consumers, after working in collaboration with Allergy UK, the Anaphylaxis Campaign, British Dietetic Association, British Retail Consortium, British Nutrition Foundation, Coeliac UK and the Food and Drink Federation.