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Public Consultation on Guidelines relating to the provision of information on substances or products causing allergies or intolerances as listed in Annex II of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers.

Policy field(s)

Food Safety, Public Health, Enterprise and Industry

Period of consultation

From 25.11.2014 to 04.01.2015

Objective of the consultation

The objective of this public consultation is to receive the views of citizens and stakeholders on informal guidelines regarding the requirements of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers related to the indication of the presence of certain substances or products causing allergies or intolerances as described in Article 9.1(c) and listed in Annex II of the Regulation.

How to submit your contribution

We welcome comments and/or contributions on any other interpretation questions that could be added to the abovementioned guidelines, from citizens and stakeholders. These can be sent by 4 th January 2015 to the following address: SANCO-CONSULTATION-ALLERGENS-GUIDELINES@ec.europa.eu

It is important to read the privacy statementpdf(17 KB), for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

Languages

You may submit your comments and contribution in English, French or German.

Length of contribution

To facilitate analysis of your contributions, we would kindly ask you to keep your comments concise and in line with the objective of the consultation as explained above.

Publication of contributions

Received contributions will not be published on the Internet.

Background / consultation document

This document has been drawn up by the Commission services and the representatives of the Member States with the aim of providing informal guidelines regarding the requirements of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers (“the Regulation”) related to the indication of the presence of certain substances or products causing allergies or intolerances as described in Article 9.1(c) and listed in Annex II of the Regulation.

The guideline should be read in conjunction with the legislation itself.

The examples it contains are given for illustration only.

The guidelines and examples given in this document cannot be regarded as official interpretation of the legislation, this being the exclusive reserve of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Reference documents

Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers, in particular:

  • Article 9(1) – List of mandatory particulars
  • Article 21 - Labelling of certain substances or products causing allergies or intolerances
  • Article 44 - National measures for non-prepacked food
  • Annex II - Substances or products causing allergies or intolerances

View guidance documentpdf(719 KB)

Contact details

responsible service

DG SANTE E4

e-mail

SANCO-CONSULTATION-ALLERGENS-GUIDELINES@ec.europa.eu

postal address

200, Rue de la Loi, 1049 Bruxelles, BELGIUM

Results of consultation and next steps

Your comments and contribution will be taken into account in the completion of the guidelines which will be available via the Health and Consumers website once finalised, click here

Protection of personal data