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Allergen focus: Australia and New Zealand look to tighten mandatory labelling rules

Mandatory allergen labeling rule proposal

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Ian Proudfoot

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KPMG in New Zealand

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[22 January, Pearly Neo, Food Navigator Asia]

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has announced that it is looking to implement stricter mandatory allergen labelling regulations in both Australia and New Zealand and has asked the public to comment on its proposal. The stricter regulations act to create clarity, consistency and prominence. One amendment includes the enforcement of certain specified terms to be used and in bold on packaging and also make separate declarations for some certain allergens such as individual tree nuts and gluten-containing cereals.

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