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Posted 10 October 2019 - 12:18 PM

Hi , We are producing a gluten free product which contains gluten free oats. Whilst I know we have to bold the word 'oats' in the ingredients list which allergen warning statement do we legally need to apply - allergens in bold, allergens containing cereals in bold or allergens: none. I feel it is confusing for the consumer to say see allergens highlighted in bold when there are none except for the gluten free oats - even thought the oats are bolded.

 

Can anyone advise at all please?

 

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 01:27 PM

It's not strictly mandatory under Regulation (EU) 1169/2011, but I'd go with: "Allergen Advice: for allergens, see ingredients in bold"

(There is a quick guide from the FSA here: https://www.food.gov...d-manufacturers)

 

Do not under any circumstances state "allergens: none", as this this is not true and would be in direct contravention of food labelling regulations - oats are an allergen irrespective of the gluten content (it's possible to be allergic to / have an intolerance for proteins in cereals other than gluten).



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Posted 10 October 2019 - 04:06 PM

Ok, thank you very much for your help.






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