LABELLING

BY ALAN OSBORN
A LABELLING directive to be proposed shortly by the European

Commission could compel the wine and spirits industry to list all allergens on bottles, following an opinion from EU food scientists that they could cause possibly fatal allergic reactions. At present allergens only have to be listed when they are part of compound ingredients that comprise 25 per cent or more of the product.

In particular, said EU consumer affairs Commissioner David Byrne recently, it would necessary to label alcoholic beverages that contain sulphites ...


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