Taiwan_Draft new version of Regulations Governing Food Allergen Labeling

On Aug 21, 2018, Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) issued an announcement on promulgation of revised “Regulation of Food Allergen Labeling,” which will take effect on July 1, 2020. Compared to the previous version of “Regulation of Food Allergen Labeling,” the allergens have increased from 6 allergens to 11 allergens.

The 11 allergens that require labeling are:

  1. Crustacea and products thereof.
  2. Mango and products thereof.
  3. Peanut and products thereof.
  4. Milk, goat milk and products thereof, except lactitol derived from milk and goat milk.
  5. Egg and products thereof.
  6. Nuts and products thereof.
  7. Sesame and products thereof.
  8. Cereals containing gluten and products thereof, except glucose syrup, maltodextrin and alcohol produced from cereals.
  9. Soybean and products thereof, except highly refined or purified soybean oil (fat), tocopherols and their deviation, phytosterols and phytosterol esters.
  10. Fish and products thereof, except fish gelatine used as carrier for vitamin or carotenoid preparations; fish gelatine used as fining agent in alcohol.
  11. The use of sulphites etc., at concentrations of 10 mg/kg or more in term of total SO2 which are to be calculated for final products.

Posted by Annie He on Aug 23, 2018

Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Specialist

Topics: labels, allergen, Taiwan

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