Patients vision to prevent allergy at EAACI Congress
If healthcare professionals, patients, industry leaders and policy makers join forces to reduce the burden of allergy, allergy prevention can be achieved in the future. That is the vision we presented ...

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Could genetically modified plants be beneficial for people with allergies?
On the 17th of June, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) organised a workshop on the allergenicity assessment of genetically modified plants, gathering over 80 international experts. Following t ...

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EFA Members news (April 2015)
This month patients associations have mobilized at national level through a wide variety of activities to raise awareness about allergy (UK), indoor air quality in schools (Sweden), asthma (Finland),  ...

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Food labelling
Food is an essential for human life, and is the easiest way to maintain and improve our health condition. However, food allergy is not rare: 1 in 5 Europeans suffer from food reactions and 7 million E ...

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EU Policy update (November 2014)
European Commission structural changes affecting public health The new European Commission has started its work as from the 1st November launching the final decision on the organisation of responsib ...

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Press Release: Better food labelling is key to save lives
Better food labelling is key to save lives from food allergy reactions in Europe EU measures on food labelling will improve allergen information but challenges remain Brussels, 2nd October 2014 –A ...

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EU Policy update (Summer 2014)
New leaders of the European Institutions We left you before the summer break with updates on the composition of the new European Parliament coming out from the elections of May 2014. As from July, i ...

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EFA's Food Labelling event at the European Parliament
Eating safely: round-table on European best practices on allergens labelling ahead of the entry into force of the Food Information to Consumers regulation On 24th September, from 15h00 to 17h30 ...

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EU Policy update (June 2014)
Environment Council discussions on air quality legislation The debates on the clean air package are ongoing. As a background, the European Commission proposed a new package on air quality, in Decemb ...

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EU Policy update (May 2014)
Currently the European Union institutions are carrying out several consultations that are relevant to EFA’s activities. In this section, you will find information about the consultations on (1) fragra ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Industry Guidance on Food Allergens has to be improved!
The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients' Associations (EFA) welcomes the launch of FoodDrinkEurope Guidance on Food Allergen Management, but some improvements are essential. S ...

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FIC and Food Labelling
The only independent conference bringing together all the main stakeholders from major EU countries for an unbiased discussion on the future of food and drink legislation. More information here.
May contains/contains food allergen labelling needs improvement
The adoption of the new EU regulation on the provision of food information to consumers by the European Parliament and the Council of the EU was welcomed by EFA as a positive step to enhance the prote ...

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EFA "May Contain/Contains" Food Allergen Labelling Event
Location:   European Parliament - Jòzsef Antall (JAN) building, 6Q1 room Date:   Wednesday, 19th September, 2012 from 18:00 to 20:30 Hosting MEP:  Mrs.Renate SOMMER MEP (r ...

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Food Labelling Event: You are invited!
EFA is pleased to invite you to the upcoming event “May Contain/Contains – Food Allergen Labelling” to be held at the European Parliament on the 19th of September 2012 from 18:00 to 20:30, kindly host ...

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New food labelling regulation
After almost three years of negotiations, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union adopted the final text of the new Regulation on the provision of food information to consumers i ...

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Live-saving decisions at the European Parliament on food labelling
BRUSSELS, 14 June 2010 - EFA together with the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) highlight the importance of the plenary vote at the European Parliament on the food label ...

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EU Commission proposal for regulation on Food labelling
In its proposal for regulation on "provision of food information to consumers", the European Commission proposes that all food containing allergenic substances must be labeled, whereas in the current  ...

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New EU food labelling Directive enters into force at last!
The new labelling rules for foodstuffs in the EU will enter into force 25 November 2005. Following a successful campaign by EFA and our members, the directive aims to ensure that all ingredients in fo ...

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