EFA event at the European Parliament "May Contain/Contains - Food Allergen Labelling"
The adoption of the new EU Regulation on the provision of food information to consumers by the European Parliament and the Council of the EU was welcomed by HEAL member European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients Associations (EFA) as a positive step to enhance the protection of the health of people with allergies.
Clear and understandable food information helps consumers make better-informed choices and safe use of food, important for people with food allergy or intolerance or with special dietary requirements because some wrong choices may make them ill or even be threatening for their lives.
As such, EFA is organising an event in cooperation with the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) which will focus on: mandatory labelling of allergen, underlining the crucial step forward and the room for improvement; and “precautionary labelling”. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originally posted on 5 September 2012