Food allergen labelling and consumer choice research
Gaining an insight into the information needs of the food allergic and intolerant consumers and the particular challenges and risks they face continues to be an important area of work.
This programme of work aims to understand the factors influencing food choices of the food allergic and intolerant consumer and their carers and their information needs. It also aims to understand how consumers and health professionals understand food labelling and Government advice which is aimed at both the food allergic and intolerant consumer.
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Thursday 21 October 2010
The purpose of this research was to explore reactions to a potential new statement which could appear on packaging, menus or product lists to highlight that a product does not contain cereals containing gluten as an ingredient.
Monday 8 February 2010
This project was carried out to explore understanding of the terms ‘lactose free’, ‘milk free’ and ‘dairy free’ among consumers with a sensitivity to milk or milk components, health professionals who advise such consumers and food businesses who provide products for these consumers.
Friday 17 April 2009
This research aimed to explore consumer, health professional and other relevant stakeholders’ understanding of the draft revised Government advice on peanut consumption when planning conception, during pregnancy, breastfeeding and until the infant is three years of age, and to capture any feedback regarding whether and how the revised advice could be improved before it is issued to the public.
Wednesday 17 February 2010
Research was carried out to explore reactions towards new EU legislation relating to the labelling on products marketed to individuals who follow a gluten-free diet.
Friday 6 March 2009
This research aimed to establish whether the diet of UK consumers with coeliac disease, is nutritionally adequate and whether there was a need for specific dietary advice or other strategies to ensure that these consumers can maintain a nutritionally adequate diet whilst avoiding gluten containing cereals.
Monday 23 February 2009
The research examines how people with nut allergies use food labels when choosing food to buy and eat. The results of the research will be used to help produce clearer allergy information for consumers.
Thursday 29 November 2012
This study aims to assess the current baseline level of allergen information provided for loose foods (including those that are sold both non pre-packed and pre-packed for direct sale), prior to new legislative requirements coming into force.