Australia calls food packaging with "allergy tags" to protect allergy
It is reported that most of Australia's packaged food does not indicate whether it is suitable for allergy, the food industry to protect the lack of allergies. To this end, Australian experts called on manufacturers in the packaging of food with "allergic labels", which is a protective group of allergies.
Australia 1/20 of children and 1/50 of adults have food allergy symptoms, 90% of food allergies on the "big eight" - milk, eggs, wheat, soybeans, peanuts, nuts, fish, crustacean aquatic animals allergy. However, the Australian food industry is inadequate protection of allergies. According to the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, most packaged foods do not indicate whether they are suitable for allergies. To this end, experts call on producers to pack food with "allergy tags".
The Murdoch Children's Research Center conducted an allergy assessment of 454 different food processors in the country, including cereals, bread, pasta, canned food, biscuits, and confectionery, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on the 24th. The survey found that 30% of the edible packaging products in the supermarket shelves were tested for allergies and were allergies, but they did not indicate "allergies can be eaten". At the same time, without allergic testing of food also did not indicate whether allergies can eat.
The author of the survey, Katie Allen, suggested that packaged food should include a "license label" that would allow consumers to understand whether allergies could eat the product, "which would inform consumers about which foods were tested for allergies, Which is now, allergies are in a very dangerous situation (try to be allergic.) "In this case, food allergies are likely to occur.
To this end, Allen proposed the launch of the Australian "voluntary with allergen tag tracking" (Voluntary Incidental Trace Allergen Labelling), the factory cross-infection risk assessment.