Submission concerning Food allergen content exemptions - 30 April 2022

Submission from Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA): Food allergen content exemptions cannot be considered because there is a huge food safety risk to consumers with food allergy. This will impact greatly on the health and wellbeing of people with food allergy and potentially add more of a challenge to an existing crisis such as Covid-19/natural disasters. Ideally, we need to have a plan to get appropriate food to people with potentially lifethreatening dietary needs during a crisis, such as a natural disaster or pandemic, and not consider food allergen labelling exemptions. Read more in:  

pdfCodex Food Labelling Exemptions in Emergencies - submission from A&AA137.46 KB

 

 

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