It has been 12 months since PEAL was gazetted into the Australian Food Standards Code. As businesses continue their journey to reach compliance by February 2024, with a post transition period until February 2026, many are taking the opportunity to ensure their risk assessments are reviewed from a cross contact perspective. FIGAML is a joint AFGC and Allergen Bureau document designed to help the food industry interpret and comply with legislation. It also looks at how this guidance may be applied to Precautionary Allergen Labels (PAL) to ensure a consistent approach is taken.
Since the publication of FIGAML many questions have been received, particularly around tree nut labelling, and cereal and gluten labelling. Each enquiry is welcomed by the Allergen Bureau as it not only assists us in developing our resources, it also helps us consider the design of our industry tools, and expands our knowledge in new areas that we may not have anticipated.
We are delighted that the Allergen Bureau’s Georgina Christensen will join forces with Andres Klieber, Alan Edwards and Derek Castles to reflect on the past 12 months discussing key learnings and insights gained. This promises to be an informative and interesting 2 hours and we encourage all to attend and keep those questions coming.