The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently released a draft guidance updating its enforcement policy regarding major food allergen labeling and cross-contact controls. While the draft guidance addresse [...]
Recent data released by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) indicates that allergens were the cause of nearly half of all food recalls in Australia in 2022.
FSANZ collaborates with st [...]
In an effort to comply with the recently enacted sesame allergy law, certain American businesses have opted to include sesame in their products instead of conducting the careful cleaning required for foods with [...]
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently issued a letter reminding manufacturers of plant-based proteins to be aware of the legal requirements that apply to their products. This has been intended [...]
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has asked for views on new advice for how and when to apply precautionary allergen labelling (PAL) on food packaging. This form of labelling is commonly known as “may conta [...]
On March 23, during our Affidia Talks “Precautionary Allergen Labelling: what lies ahead”, Jasmine Lacis-Lee, President of the Allergen Bureau, declared that they are in the process of aligning thei [...]
According to data presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting and published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the incidence of allergy to [...]
AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) has recently announced the availability for public comment of its validation guidance document for qualitative assays of gluten.
Gluten, a dietary protein found in wheat, [...]
History repeats itself. A dessert sold as vegan, but which contained - according to initial analyses - traces of dairy products, had recently caused the death of a 20-year-old girl allergic to milk since birth. [...]
According to a new study, recently published on Food Control by researchers from Queen's University Belfast and Edge Hill University, food allergen-related (FAR) recalls accounted for more than half (57.6%) of [...]
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