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FSA publishes Board paper on food allergies and intolerances

The Food Standards Agency publishes ‘Food Hypersensitivity and The Government’s Allergen Labelling Review’ Board paper

We have today (Friday 3 May) published a Board paper on food hypersensitivity, which includes food allergies and intolerances, to be discussed at our Extraordinary Board Meeting held at Church House, Westminster on Wednesday 8 May.   

The paper 'Food Hypersensitivity and The Government’s Allergen Labelling Review’ asks the FSA Board to:

  • Review and endorse the programme of work delivered and planned by the FSA to protect food hypersensitive consumers
  • Provide strategic direction on the priorities for the FSA in protecting food hypersensitive consumers and indicate areas of particular importance to the Board
  • Consider the analysis of responses to the Allergen Labelling Review on Pre-Packed for Direct Sale food
  • Determine the Board’s advice to Ministers about acting on the outcome of the Review.


The meeting is open to the public. Meeting details and papers including how to view the live stream of the meeting are available.

The FSA Board will discuss matters in relation to England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Food Standards Scotland will hold a corresponding discussion in relation to Scotland at its Board meeting on Wednesday 15 May.