Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Advice on the risk assessment of undeclared food allergens by the Scientific Committee of the FSAI
For individuals with a food allergy, avoidance of foods containing the relevant allergen is a key aspect of managing this condition. Some protection is offered to consumers with allergies through EU legislation that requires the declaration of 14 specified allergens1 when they are used as ingredients in prepacked and non-prepacked foods.
The goal of this report is to provide scientific advice to the FSAI on the data inputs needed for the risk assessment of undeclared allergens in foods to underpin proportionate risk management in order to protect public health.