Food Standards Agency research consumer allergen information needs

By Lesley Foottit

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Related tags: Food allergy, Asthma

Food Standards Agency: looking into allergen information
Food Standards Agency: looking into allergen information
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is researching the choices and eating behaviours of food allergic and intolerant customers when eating out.

From 13 December pubs and other food businesses will be required to provide information on 14 allergens used in their food. They are cereals containing gluten, crustaceans, molluscs, eggs, fish, peanuts, nuts, soya, milk, celery, mustard, sesame, lupin, and sulphur dioxide at levels above 10mg/kg or 10 mg/litre.

The University of Bath will lead the work, which aims to understand:

  • Preferences of allergen sufferers on the provision on allergen information
  • Impact that providing the information will have on the quality of life of sufferers

The research aims to help organisations better meet the needs of consumers with food allergies when eating out of home.

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