Does voluntarily including an ingredients list mean you need to comply with all the PEAL laws?
The introduction of the new so-called Plain English Allergen Labelling (PEAL) laws means that virtually all pre-packaged foods will have to update their allergen declarations in line with prescribed formatting and wording requirements. Exemptions to the PEAL requirements exist for food products that are not required to display a statement of ingredients. But does this mean that a food business that chooses to voluntary include an ingredients list on pack needs to comply with all of the PEAL requirements? This article explores this issue. FoodLegal offers training and advice on all PEAL requirements, and provide label assessment against the new PEAL requirements.