On Monday 27 March 2017, we added a new European Union allergen legislation list to VITAL Online. Either Australia & New Zealand or European Union legislation can now be applied when creating recipes and other items in VITAL Online – the user-friendly, web-based VITAL Calculator.
The European Union legislation in VITAL Online includes the mandatory allergens which are listed in the Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 and includes the provisions from Commission Delegated Regulation No 78/2014 of 22 Nov 2013.
Reference Doses for lupin and mustard are included in the EU legislation list.
The European Union legislation can be used to
- Create a VITAL Action Level grid
- Assess a recipe
- Store ingredient and processing profile allergen information.
The VITAL Online Account Owner for each organisation controls default legislation and User access to legislation. For information on how to manage and use multiple legislation, see this VITAL Online Helpful Hint – Managing and using multiple legislation.
It is important to note that each legislation has different allergens and allergen definitions, including different exemptions from mandatory labelling. Recipes, ingredients and processing profiles cannot be copied from one legislation to another as they contain different allergens. When creating a recipe under a particular legislation then only ingredients and processing profiles from the same legislation can be used as inputs.
For more information on this and other new updates to VITAL Online, see VITAL Online v2.2.26 Q&A.