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Best Answer Carol88, 24 September 2018 - 03:55 AM

In the absence of legislation, I would suggest that best practice would be to default to the CODEX GENERAL STANDARD FOR THE LABELLING OF PREPACKAGED FOODS

http://www.fao.org/d...0E/y2770e02.htm

2.1.4 The following foods and ingredients are known to cause hypersensitivity and shall always be declared:

Cereals containing gluten; i.e., wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt or their hybridized strains and products of these;

Crustacea and products of these;

Eggs and egg products;

Fish and fish products;

Peanuts, soybeans and products of these;

Milk and milk products (lactose included);

Tree nuts and nut products; and

Sulphite in concentrations of 10 mg/kg or more.

 

Fiji http://www.health.go...ations-2009.pdf

Default to CODEX

 

India infant milk substitute

https://www.fssai.go...egulations.html

Default to CODEX

 

Myanmar https://www.export.g...ng-requirements

In addition, Myanmar follows Codex guidelines and the ASEAN Common Principles and Requirements for the Labeling of Prepackaged Foods.  All foods must be labeled and imported products must have the labels which must be affixed with the name and address of the local importer and/or distributor and the country of origin.

http://asean.org/sto...-22nd-PFPWG.pdf

Same as CODEX

 

Philippines http://www.puntofoca...os/phl128_t.pdf

Same as CODEX

 

Sri Lanka http://www.health.go...tising)2015.pdf

No mention of allergens

 

Vietnam http://www.moj.gov.v...spx?itemid=5045

Article 19.- Technical specifications, hygiene and safety information and warnings

3. For ingredients or substances in compound ingredients of goods of special categories which contain preservatives with prescribed dosage and included on the list of those which may be allergic or harmful to humans, animals and the environment, the names of preservatives accompanying these ingredients must be shown.

 

Afghanistan has no food law yet. In Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, they don’t have any requirements for allergen labeling within the relevant food laws. In India, presently there is still no mandatory labeling of food allergens in food products except for infant milk substitute.

10 countries in Southeast Asia named Laos, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, Brunei, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines and Indonesia formed another cooperative organization called the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). In 2005, the food experts in ASEAN drafted and finalized the Guiding Principles for Food Control Systems, which included the regional requirements for the labeling of pre-packaged foods. They share the same common allergens with Codex since the generic labeling requirements are adopted from Codex [177].

 

Kind regards,

 

Tony

Thank you very much Tony and everyone else who has helped me. I am now complete with my countries of export.

Cheers Carol

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 10:07 PM

Hi all, SQF 2.8 states that we need to know the allergens of the countries we export to. I have a few countries that I cannot find info on. I found a very good site called countries of export (international regulatory chart) which has given me quite a few  but not all that I require. Hoping someone can help me

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 10:16 PM

Hey Carol,

SQF is making sure that you are keeping a finger on the pulse of allergens and that you have controls in place. It ios looking at major allergens not smaller food allergies. I use this site. It also has a printable pdf thart you can attach to your SQF documents. It may be what you are already looking at. Hope it helps.

https://farrp.unl.edu/IRChart


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 10:21 PM

Hey Carol,

SQF is making sure that you are keeping a finger on the pulse of allergens and that you have controls in place. It ios looking at major allergens not smaller food allergies. I use this site. It also has a printable pdf thart you can attach to your SQF documents. It may be what you are already looking at. Hope it helps.

https://farrp.unl.edu/IRChart

Thank you Brendan that is the site I referred to above but it doesn't cover off all countries that I require. Cheers



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 10:43 PM

No problem Carol. If you shoot me some of the countries you are looking for maybe I can do some of the legwork finding the documentation for you?


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 01:38 AM

Thank you Brendan that is the site I referred to above but it doesn't cover off all countries that I require. Cheers

 

Hi Carol,

 

You might also need to specify the  Product.

 

FARRP is pretty wide-ranging.

 

Note that "eu" =  Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

 

I anticipate yr target is somewhere less well-publicised, eg Switzerland, Vietnam, Macedonia, Cormoros ? Eswatini ?  Only 100 + left.

 

Also see -

 

https://www.ifsqn.co...ens-by-country/

 

PS - I noticed Kuwait, Switzerland included in the list here -

Attached File  allergen standards,2014.pdf   2.1MB   23 downloads

 

Some areas are clearly under-reported, eg Africa


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 03:46 AM

Carol - check this one...

https://thrivemeetin...food-allergens/


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 09:39 AM

Carol - check this one...

https://thrivemeetin...food-allergens/

 

Hi SQFC,

 

thrive > Nebraska which is presumably = FARRP

(actually the "Nebraska" list is slightly "condensed" from FARRP, [6-7 Countries removed])

 

PS - I find it intriguing that 5 Products are classified as allergenic foods only in One Country/Group (EU). Including Latex in Brazil !.

 

@Carol

 

Feedback Post 4 ?


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Posted 17 September 2018 - 09:48 PM

No problem Carol. If you shoot me some of the countries you are looking for maybe I can do some of the legwork finding the documentation for you?

Thank you Brendan, the countries are Fiji, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.



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Posted 17 September 2018 - 09:56 PM

Carol - check this one...

https://thrivemeetin...food-allergens/

Thank you Glen but it doesn't cover Fiji, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka or Vietnam.



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Posted 19 September 2018 - 08:00 PM

We had this challenge as well.  We provided the chart you talked about and for the countries not listed we used our country's export requirements for reference. - We had our audit for this year and the auditor accepted what we provided.  Not to say another auditor would be okay but it did work for us.



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Posted 20 September 2018 - 02:32 AM

We had this challenge as well.  We provided the chart you talked about and for the countries not listed we used our country's export requirements for reference. - We had our audit for this year and the auditor accepted what we provided.  Not to say another auditor would be okay but it did work for us.

 

Hi Mulan,

 

Sounds like a highly fortuitous auditor.

 

Surely it must  relate to the destination's labelling law ?

 

Such information is IMEX a typical concern/capability of an intended importer. The reason - for a retail Product (here unknown), any error can make the entire lot unusable.

 

Might suggest that if genuinely no way to know, one could implement the existing most conservative official option. (= EU ? Canada ?)


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Posted 20 September 2018 - 04:34 AM

In the absence of legislation, I would suggest that best practice would be to default to the CODEX GENERAL STANDARD FOR THE LABELLING OF PREPACKAGED FOODS

http://www.fao.org/d...0E/y2770e02.htm

2.1.4 The following foods and ingredients are known to cause hypersensitivity and shall always be declared:

Cereals containing gluten; i.e., wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt or their hybridized strains and products of these;

Crustacea and products of these;

Eggs and egg products;

Fish and fish products;

Peanuts, soybeans and products of these;

Milk and milk products (lactose included);

Tree nuts and nut products; and

Sulphite in concentrations of 10 mg/kg or more.

 

Fiji http://www.health.go...ations-2009.pdf

Default to CODEX

 

India infant milk substitute

https://www.fssai.go...egulations.html

Default to CODEX

 

Myanmar https://www.export.g...ng-requirements

In addition, Myanmar follows Codex guidelines and the ASEAN Common Principles and Requirements for the Labeling of Prepackaged Foods.  All foods must be labeled and imported products must have the labels which must be affixed with the name and address of the local importer and/or distributor and the country of origin.

http://asean.org/sto...-22nd-PFPWG.pdf

Same as CODEX

 

Philippines http://www.puntofoca...os/phl128_t.pdf

Same as CODEX

 

Sri Lanka http://www.health.go...tising)2015.pdf

No mention of allergens

 

Vietnam http://www.moj.gov.v...spx?itemid=5045

Article 19.- Technical specifications, hygiene and safety information and warnings

3. For ingredients or substances in compound ingredients of goods of special categories which contain preservatives with prescribed dosage and included on the list of those which may be allergic or harmful to humans, animals and the environment, the names of preservatives accompanying these ingredients must be shown.

 

Afghanistan has no food law yet. In Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, they don’t have any requirements for allergen labeling within the relevant food laws. In India, presently there is still no mandatory labeling of food allergens in food products except for infant milk substitute.

10 countries in Southeast Asia named Laos, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, Brunei, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines and Indonesia formed another cooperative organization called the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). In 2005, the food experts in ASEAN drafted and finalized the Guiding Principles for Food Control Systems, which included the regional requirements for the labeling of pre-packaged foods. They share the same common allergens with Codex since the generic labeling requirements are adopted from Codex [177].

 

Kind regards,

 

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 09:41 PM

Hi Tony,

 

Many thanks for yr detailed reply. It's interesting how often "allergen" seems to stay under the Global radar.

 

Considering it's approaching 20 yrs old, the Codex Publication linked seems remarkably current. An impressive document.


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Posted 20 September 2018 - 10:32 PM

Hey Carol,

Interesting find here. The FSSAI mentions allergens that they reference on page 140 of their FSS Manual of 2006. Might be worth a look. I will keep digging on the other countries.

Attached File  manual of food safety management system, fss act 2006_2.pdf   1.94MB   3 downloads

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 03:55 AM   Best Answer

In the absence of legislation, I would suggest that best practice would be to default to the CODEX GENERAL STANDARD FOR THE LABELLING OF PREPACKAGED FOODS

http://www.fao.org/d...0E/y2770e02.htm

2.1.4 The following foods and ingredients are known to cause hypersensitivity and shall always be declared:

Cereals containing gluten; i.e., wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt or their hybridized strains and products of these;

Crustacea and products of these;

Eggs and egg products;

Fish and fish products;

Peanuts, soybeans and products of these;

Milk and milk products (lactose included);

Tree nuts and nut products; and

Sulphite in concentrations of 10 mg/kg or more.

 

Fiji http://www.health.go...ations-2009.pdf

Default to CODEX

 

India infant milk substitute

https://www.fssai.go...egulations.html

Default to CODEX

 

Myanmar https://www.export.g...ng-requirements

In addition, Myanmar follows Codex guidelines and the ASEAN Common Principles and Requirements for the Labeling of Prepackaged Foods.  All foods must be labeled and imported products must have the labels which must be affixed with the name and address of the local importer and/or distributor and the country of origin.

http://asean.org/sto...-22nd-PFPWG.pdf

Same as CODEX

 

Philippines http://www.puntofoca...os/phl128_t.pdf

Same as CODEX

 

Sri Lanka http://www.health.go...tising)2015.pdf

No mention of allergens

 

Vietnam http://www.moj.gov.v...spx?itemid=5045

Article 19.- Technical specifications, hygiene and safety information and warnings

3. For ingredients or substances in compound ingredients of goods of special categories which contain preservatives with prescribed dosage and included on the list of those which may be allergic or harmful to humans, animals and the environment, the names of preservatives accompanying these ingredients must be shown.

 

Afghanistan has no food law yet. In Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, they don’t have any requirements for allergen labeling within the relevant food laws. In India, presently there is still no mandatory labeling of food allergens in food products except for infant milk substitute.

10 countries in Southeast Asia named Laos, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, Brunei, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines and Indonesia formed another cooperative organization called the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). In 2005, the food experts in ASEAN drafted and finalized the Guiding Principles for Food Control Systems, which included the regional requirements for the labeling of pre-packaged foods. They share the same common allergens with Codex since the generic labeling requirements are adopted from Codex [177].

 

Kind regards,

 

Tony

Thank you very much Tony and everyone else who has helped me. I am now complete with my countries of export.

Cheers Carol






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