As food allergy is becoming a bigger issue, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has advised that more information should be provided on pre-packed food to give consumers greater confidence in the food they are eating.

The board has also set out key priorities to make the UK a safe place for food hypersensitive consumers, which includes those with food allergy and intolerance.

At a public meeting, which took place 8 May 2019, the Board agreed on advice for Ministers that full ingredient labelling should be made mandatory for all pre-packed food for sale.

The FSA agrees that full ingredient labelling will deliver significant improvement and greater consistency for the food labelling system that consumers are already familiar with on packaged food.

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