Safe foods for allergic people: New website guide the food industry in the right direction

P Nørhede, Cecilie Madsen, Louise Bennett, Ross Crittenden, E Botjes, C Bruijnzeel-Koomen, S Cochrane, R Crevel, S Gemini, M Gowland, C Hischenhuber, A Jenner, P Johnson, E Mills, M Lindblom, S Pfaff, M Robert, S Schnadt, E Sodergreen, F TimmermansB Vlieg

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Abstract

Introduction: Recently a 7-year-old British boy died after drinking pineapple & coconut juice drink. The boy was allergic to milk. The juice drink contained milk, which was declared in the ingredient list as required in the labelling law. The mother to the boy did not read the ingredient list,as she did not expect to find milk in a juice drink. The juice drink had pictures of pineapple and coconut but none of milk despite that it contained greater amounts of milk than coconut. At the moment the British authorities investigate if the company behind the juice drink has broken the law. How can food companies avoid being a part of such a tragic story? The Euro-Prevall project has developed a new website on the management of food allergens,www.foodallergens.info, which is aimed at the food industry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages491-492
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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