Foods sold in Australia and New Zealand, including HS chapters 16-23.; Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS 16); Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS 17); Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS 18); Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; pastrycooks' products (HS 19); Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS 20); Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS 21); Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS 22); Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal fodder (HS 23)
2nd Call for Submissions for Proposal P1044 - Plain English Allergen Labelling. (48 page(s), in English)
The purpose of Proposal P1044 is to consider changes to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) that are necessary to address risks to food allergen sensitive consumers. These risks arise from the way that current allergen labelling requirements are structured. Standard 1.2.3 - Information requirements - warning statements, advisory statements and declarations of the Code requires the mandatory declaration of the presence of certain substances in food which can cause severe allergic and other reactions. However, the Standard does not mandate how these declarations should be made or the terminology to use when making allergen declarations. FSANZ is therefore considering changes to the Code to provide clarity and consistency in allergen declaration requirements, and to require the use of plain English allergen labelling as a means of improving allergen information for consumers. Plain English Allergen Labelling is considered to be the use of clear and unambiguous terms in allergen declarations, primarily by reference to the specific source of the allergen.