By Allergen Bureau

Plain English Allergen Labelling (PEAL) webinars and industry guidance

On February 25th Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced new requirements for allergen labelling on packaged foods. These changes have now been included within Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code and will help ensure mandatory food allergen declarations are clear and consistent so that consumers have the information they need to make safe food choices.

The requirements include:

  • the declaration of allergen information in a specific format and location on food labels
  • the use of simple, plain English terms for allergen declarations.

Join AIFST, the Allergen Bureau, and the AFGC for a 2-part webinar series on Plain English Allergen Labelling (PEAL).

  • 23rd March 2021 – Part 1: PEAL updates – what you need to know
    see details here
  • 27th April 2021 –    Part 2: PEAL updates to your essential industry allergen guidance
    see details here

The Allergen Bureau and AFGC provide industry best practice guidance resources designed to help food industry to approach allergen management and labelling in a consistent manner. In webinar Part 2: PEAL updates to your essential industry allergen guidance Allergen Bureau and AFGC speakers will take you through our new updates to these resources to address Plain English Allergen Labelling including, the Food Industry Guide to Allergen Management and Labelling; VITAL® Online (both scheduled for updated releases in April 2021); and the Product Information Form (PIF).

AIFST, NZIFST, Allergen Bureau, and AFGC members can access both PEAL webinars for free.