The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a campaign to explain the difference between free-from and vegan labeling.

Vegan labels are used to support a dietary choice and do not intentionally contain products of animal origin. However, vegan food could still be prepared alongside eggs, milk, fish, crustaceans, or mollusks.  

Continue Reading FSA highlights the difference between ‘vegan’ and ‘free-from’ terms

Two sampling projects have found issues with meat substitution and undeclared allergens despite an overall high level of compliance.

Findings come from targeted surveillance sampling of products in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland for the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

In 2020, the program focused on commodities and hazards where intelligence

Continue Reading Sampling projects find adulteration and allergen issues


Perdue Premium Meat Company, Inc., doing business as Alexander & Hornung, a Saint Clair Shores, MI, establishment, recalled approximately 3,204 pounds of fully cooked beef wiener products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department

Continue Reading Misbranding and undeclared allergens reasons for the recall of beef wieners

In announcing a draft compliance guide for FDA staff on enforcement about major food allergen labeling the agency has missed the mark with a comment about sesame activities, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

An aside in the announcement about the guidance about allergen labeling, the

Continue Reading FDA’s draft guidance on allergen labeling met with lukewarm reception from consumer group

Campaigns by authorities in the Netherlands, Sweden, and Denmark have found allergen information provided to consumers is often inaccurate.

European regulation lists 14 allergens that are subject to labeling and information requirements.

Inspections by the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) showed that 60 percent of nearly 13,000

Continue Reading National checks reveal allergy information often incorrect

The Food and Drug Administration is reminding manufacturers of plant-based proteins to be aware of the legal requirements of such products.

The reminder is a pre-emptive strike for developers and manufacturers of new plant varieties who intent to transfer genes for proteins that are food allergens into new plant varieties

Continue Reading FDA cautions manufacturers of plant-based proteins to remember allergens