Overall the results were very positive and cross contamination appears to be well controlled by manufacturers.
On the rare occasion cross contamination did occur the products were marked up with a precautionary label. This supports our advice that allergic consumers should continue to be vigilant and take notice of precautionary labelling.
We also agree with the point made by Sarah Hardy, FSA’s Food Allergy Research Manager in that manufacturers need to regularly review their risk assessments and use of precautionary labelling to ensure that people with allergies are protected but also their choice is not restricted.
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