Overview of Food Allergy Management Tools and Guidelines for Consumers and Health Professionals

PLAYGROUND – the ABC of Precautionary Allergen Labelling

This is a short guide seeking to explain what is meant by precautionary allergen labelling (PAL) and why it is used, which aims to help healthcare professionals advising their food allergic patients how best to manage PAL and keep safe when shopping for food and eating out. 

Best practice: Food allergens labelling and information for consumers

iFAAM has identified existing good practice guidance for allergen management across various jurisdictions globally including the UK, Europe, the US, and Australia. Most of them are publicly available and free-of-charge from local authorities (e.g. Food Standards Agency in the UK). There is no universal source of information applicable across jurisdictions and even within a region authorities may have different responsibilities with the context of allergen risk assessment, management and labelling. The aim here is to facilitate access to a range of different resources from these authorities, which will - in turn - direct food business to relevant resources within their region.

May contain” labelling: A short guide for consumers with food allergies

This is a short guide seeking to explain what is meant by precautionary allergen labelling (PAL) and why it is used, and help food allergic individuals understand PAL in order to remain safe when shopping for food and eating out.

"May contain" labelling: A short guide for healthcare professionals

This is a short guide seeking to explain what is meant by precautionary allergen labelling (PAL) and why it is used, which aims to help healthcare professionals advising their food allergic patients about PAL and how to keep safe when shopping for food and eating out.