Food Standards Scotland launches new food allergy alert service

Food Standards Scotland has launched a new food allergy alert service where people in Scotland can sign up for text or email alerts so that they are first to know when there is an issue with missing or incorrect allergen information on food labels.

The service gives the option to receive specific alerts about issues involving any of the 14 ingredients, which must be mentioned as allergens on food and drink packaging in the UK.

Information about the presence of the 14 allergens also needs to be available to consumers for food and drink products sold in restaurants, cafes, takeaways etc and loosely from deli counters, as well as premises selling food which has been packed on site such as boxed salads or packaged sandwiches.