Notes of meeting by Michael Walker, LGC, UK (see bio at the end of the article). This was a two part meeting with day one on food fraud and day two on food allergen management. Food Fraud In the opening lecture of the conference Michael Walker in a talk ‘Food detectives: what it takes to … Continue reading MoniQA Conference Report: Food Fraud Prevention and Effective Food Allergen Management (Bari, 26 – 27 Jan 2017)
In EU, as well as in USA and other countries with different allergens requirements (e.g. Japan), the choice of the legislator is to specifically consider as "allergens" - for labeling purposes - only the so called "major allergens": substances which account for the major % of food allergies found in the local population. It could … Continue reading QeA to EU Commission – Allergy to apples ?!