Allergen Bureau Conference SaraJane Murison What does may contain mean to the foodallergic consumer SaraJane Murison Allergy New Zealand October th Allergen warnings on packaged food the warning th - Pdf

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Allergen Bureau Conference SaraJane Murison What does may contain mean to the foodallergic consumer SaraJane Murison Allergy New Zealand October th Allergen warnings on packaged food the warning th

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Allergen Bureau Conference SaraJane Murison What does may contain mean to the foodallergic consumer SaraJane Murison Allergy New Zealand October th Allergen warnings on packaged food the warning th






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Allergen Bureau Conference -Sara-Jane Murison What does “may contain”mean to Allergy New Zealand traces of peanuts”is a good thing for people at their plant randomly tossing peanuts into Bill Ralston, the Listener, August 2008 Allergen Bureau Conference -Sara-Jane Murison Or may be blaséabout riskIgnore warning statementsDon’t carry medicationDon’t tell companionsPoor communication with food service outlets The newly diagnosedMay have no comprehension at all of food manufacturing processesMay not have had access to specialist allergy services or dietitianVariable advice from health professionals about risk from products featuring allergen warnings Allergen Bureau Conference -Sara-Jane Murison declaration vsvoluntary use of allergen advisory labelling that is truthful, not Allergen Bureau Conference -Sara-Jane Murison FDA ReportFood Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network consumer researchConsumers increasingly ignoring advisory labellingExamined retail packaging bearing warnings and analysed products = detectable residue in some products indicating consumers are risking health by consuming products with warnings also handling ____" or "Phandling ____" because it gives guidance to the level of risk”.putting it on as a disclaimer......just in case.I generally still allow these products, but if she has a reaction I know to not give Allergen Bureau Conference -Sara-Jane Murison “I always avoid a product if it features a nut trace warning.I would like to see all our own decisions.If in doubt I will phone a this difficult sometimes as you have to lay “It simply means to us that it may contain the allergens we are avoiding for our daughter so we don't buy it. In other words "danger, keep away!“”.“To be honest I always read the list of contain' allergen is listed as a main ingredient!” Allergen Bureau Conference -Sara-Jane Murison Allergy NZ’sviewRegulatory silence on allergidance on use of allergen ations for consumers We support VITAL in principleNeed for ongoing monitoring Need for logo or similar to indicate use of allergen management policyNeed for consumer education