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#1 Fri 15 Feb 13 6:29pm

wine~o

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Allergy labelling...

Now, if you live anywhere within the EU, pre-packaged food sold anywhere (Except where it is produced) must, by law carry a list of potential Allergens....
These are the allergens that must be listed..



Cereals containing gluten, (i.e. wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut or their hybridized strains) and products thereof
Crustaceans and products thereof
Eggs and products thereof
Fish and products thereof
Peanuts and products thereof
Soybeans and products thereof
Milk and products thereof (including lactose)
Nuts i.e. almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, pecan nuts, Brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts and Queensland nuts and products thereof
Celery and products thereof
Mustard and products thereof
Sesame seeds and products thereof
Sulphur dioxide and sulphites at concentrations of more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/litre expressed as SO2.
Lupin and products thereof
Molluscs and products thereof


Nicked from the official EU site....

Now I happen to have a severe Peanut allergy...nothing else, just Peanut...I am not allergic to tree nuts, or indeed, anything else on the list...(Though I haven't been tested for Lupin???)

Any way....It really annoys me that some producers "get round" the regs by using terms like "May contain xyz"
or
" produced in a factory that uses abc, but not on the same line"

No help to the person with the allergy at all...


I was absolutely Ferking amazed today in Morrisons, a supermarket in the UK, for those that don't know......

The "Allergen" box on their own bread rolls said merely




CONTAINS ALLERGENS....how useful is that question  exclaim

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#2 Sat 16 Feb 13 6:12am

Thistledo

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Re: Allergy labelling...

Love your post wine-o.  No answer, is there, to this annoying problem?  Someone up there in the hierarchy needs a good shaking up.  Loads of letters of complaint need to be sent in with this dilemma;  to food magazines, tv cheffy shows, press, etc.  Quite unacceptable.

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#3 Sat 16 Feb 13 1:00pm

mummza

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Re: Allergy labelling...

I think its just to remind  people to read the list of ongredients to check about allergens that might affect them.
I knew someone who had an allergy to yeast and had to check all labels to make sure there was no yeast or yeast extract in what ever it was that she wanted to buy.

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#4 Sat 16 Feb 13 5:45pm

wine~o

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Re: Allergy labelling...

mummza wrote:

I think its just to remind  people to read the list of ongredients to check about allergens that might affect them.
I knew someone who had an allergy to yeast and had to check all labels to make sure there was no yeast or yeast extract in what ever it was that she wanted to buy.

Nope...No ingredients listed...which they get away with by virtue of it having been "Baked" on the premesis (sp)?

Even though the dough is prepared elsewhere, and delivered to the store...

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#5 Sat 16 Feb 13 5:58pm

mummza

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Re: Allergy labelling...

thats much the same as all bake in store loaves of bread
if you go to a bakers shop the the ingredients are not marked on each loaf .
People who have allergies generally know what to buy and what not to buy and if they are unsure things usually get left in the shops.

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#6 Sat 16 Feb 13 6:09pm

wine~o

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Re: Allergy labelling...

If you buy from your local baker you can ask what allergens are present/may be present....In Morrisons you just get a *Shrug*

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#7 Sat 16 Feb 13 6:28pm

mummza

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Re: Allergy labelling...

wine~o wrote:

If you buy from your local baker you can ask what allergens are present/may be present....In Morrisons you just get a *Shrug*

Not in my branch wine-o , they are always very helpfull .

If you find an assistant not helpfull , go to customer service and ask them aboth the product , they will get someone who knows to come and speak to you and tell you what you need to know.

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#8 Sat 16 Feb 13 6:38pm

wine~o

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Re: Allergy labelling...

mummza wrote:

Not in my branch wine-o ,  go to customer service and ask them about the product.

They only have a customer dis-service desk at my local branch....

(And I'm not kidding...)

Edit.....Anyway, I think I've sorted the problem with my car, so am no longer tied to Morrisons..

Wairose...here I come.... smile

Last edited by wine~o (Sat 16 Feb 13 6:40pm)

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#9 Sat 16 Feb 13 8:37pm

mummza

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Re: Allergy labelling...

if you shop at Waitrose they do deliveries, you can order on line,  for online shopping I usually use Ocado which also have Waitrose goods.

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#10 Sat 16 Feb 13 8:47pm

wine~o

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Re: Allergy labelling...

I don't trust "On-line grocery shops"....

I like to see what I'm buying..(Call me old-fashioned) ...but there is nothing like squeezing your chosen pineapple for ripeness.... lol

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