Allergens in Food
According to the declaration rules for food allergens that came into force in November 2005, several allergenic substances included in a list must be declared. This list of “substances or products causing allergies or intolerances” is also found in Annex II of the new Food Information Regulation (Regulation [EC] No. 1169/2011 of 25 October 2011). If these are ingredients, they must be clearly highlighted, e. g. by using a different font or background colour, as specified in the regulation on the provision of food information. The new specifications of the regulation on the provision of food information that came into force in November 2011 shall apply after an appropriate transition period, and with very few exceptions only, as of 13 December 2014.
For more information visit the following pages:
- Food allergies
- Mandatory allergen labelling
- Labelling exceptions
- Evaluation values in Germany
- Allergen testing
Consulting and Analytics
Our European Laboratory and Competence Centre for Food Allergens pools our long-standing experience with that of our partners and supports our customers in the fulfilment of these new legal requirements.
We are part of a national and international network of renowned opinion leaders, institutions and clinics, and view ourselves as a provider of complete solutions in all related matters. These comprise immunological and molecular biological analysis of food allergens as well as on-site consultation and certification of your company’s allergen management plan. Here, we pay particular attention to the evaluation of analytical results and clinical risk assessment and offer our customers tailor-made analyses, from the raw material to the final product.
As a competence centre we plan and coordinate clinical studies under the auspices of a professional partner:
- customized analysis of food allergens
- on-site consultation and analysis of your allergen management plan
- risk assessment and evaluation of the allergen potential
- risk management within your company
- cleaning validations and expert reports
- allergen training workshops
- clinical studies