Understanding how to read a food label is critical to effectively avoid foods that will agitate your allergies.
In Australia, food producers must comply with the labelling requirements of the Food Standards Code.
When reading a food label, keep this in mind: Read the label every time. Manufacturers may change ingredients on the foods you regularly consume. What was fine
PALs – or “May contain” labels:
Precautionary Allergen Labels (PAL) are more commonly known as “may contain” statements, be aware; they are currently Voluntary.
PALs are used to signify that there may be some risk of unintentional contamination of the product with certain allergens, some may have little or no contaminants; some may be highly contaminated. The inconsistency surrounding PALs has been problematic.
If you’re looking for advice on diagnosing or treating a food allergy, contact (07) 3348 7921 today. Our expert team are highly-experienced with all facets of the diagnosis and treatment of allergies, including to food allergies.