According to a study, food allergen information given online can be lacking or provided in different formats.

Researchers evaluated the accuracy and compliance of information and labeling of substances or products causing allergies or intolerances in food and drink imported from Asia and purchased online in the United Kingdom.


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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.  

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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

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