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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