#DetectiveFood is an great initiative from EFA completly focused on food allergy in 2019. Through this project, EFA aims at improving the quality of life of people with food allergy and at reducing the risk of anaphylaxis in Europe, a project we absolutly support!
We all know that the overuse of the may-contain mentions, not sufficient enough labeling of the allergens or just non existing allergen mentions are a big pain in the b… for people with allergies.
Since 2011 the EU Food Information to Consumers Regulation is in place, which recognises 14 allergens. Entered into force in 2014, this law requires mandatory allergen information for all foods in Europe, whether they are packed or non-prepacked foods, and details that allergens in pre-packed food need to be clearly stated in the ingredients’ list.
Become a #DetectiveFood and show us good (and bad) practice of allergen labelling
#DetectiveFood is asking everyone to help and share their experience when purchasing or consuming foods in Europe. Whether you are in a supermarket, restaurant or on the market, you can show other European patients and regulators your experience. For that, share a post on Facebook or Twitter with the following information:
- On Twitter: use #DetectiveFood
- On Facebook: use #DetectiveFood
- Take a picture of the food and/or the allergen information
- Identify the city & country where that food is sold
- Identify the brand, food operator or restaurant where the food has been seen/bought
Within this project EFA is working hand in hand with their members, especially the Food Allergy Working Group.
We are looking forward to hear from your experience!