Lupin: New Requirements for Mandatory Allergen Labeling

Lupin has been added to the list of nine allergens that must be declared on food labels. The changes mean all food businesses will need to declare lupin on food labels whenever it is present as an ingredient or as a component of food additives or processing aids. Food business will have 12 months from 25 May 2017 to meet these requirements. Australia and New Zealand have one of the highest rates of allergic disorders in the world, so it’s critical that food businesses get their allergen labelling right. FSANZ CEO Mark Booth said lupin has been recognised as a
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Lupin added to mandatory allergen labelling list

Lupin has been added to the list of nine allergens that must be declared on food labels, following consideration by ministers responsible for food regulation. Food businesses have 12 months from 25 May 2017 to meet the requirements. FSANZ CEO Mark Booth said lupin (which like soy and peanut has the potential to be an allergen) has been recognised as a significant allergen in the European Union food regulations since 2007. “Historically, most of the Australian sweet lupin crop has been used for animal feed or exported. However, because of its high protein and fibre content, lupin is increasingly being
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Lupin allergen recommendation is likely

By: MEGAN CECHNER LUPINS are likely to be listed as an allergen on food products following a recommendation put forward by the Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) this month. If adopted, it will become mandatory for lupins to be listed as an ingredient on all products containing lupins. FSANZ chief executive officer Steve McCutcheon said like some other legumes such as soy and peanuts, lupins had the potential to be an allergen. “Historically, most of the Australian sweet lupin crop has been used for animal feed or exported,” he said. “However, because of its high protein and fibre
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