European Commission has published a public consultation on Guidelines relating to the provision of information on substances or products causing allergies or intolerances as listed in Annex II of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers.
The guidelines should be read in conjunction with the legislation itself. The examples it contains are given for illustration only. The guidelines and examples given in the document cannot be regarded as official interpretation of the legislation, this being the exclusive reserve of the Court of Justice of the European Union. Therefore the objective of this public consultation is to receive the views of citizens and stakeholders about the draft document. Comments can be sent by 4th January 2015 to the following address: SANCO-CONSULTATION-ALLERGENS-GUIDELINES@ec.europa.eu
Moreover few days before the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) released a Scientific Opinion on the evaluation of allergenic foods and food ingredients for labelling purposes.
More information: European Commission DG Sanco