In preparation to this plenary, EFA issued a Position Paper on food labelling related to this proposal. EFA food allergy working group of members held its second meeting, and prepared a summary document on precautionary labelling (“may contain”) and cross contamination, with best practice examples from European countries on how to manage allergens, to show that establishing a safety chain for people with food allergies is possible. They also worked on draft proposals for amendments to try to introduce these issues in the regulation, as well as other problems that are not addressed in it such as the labelling of changes of recipe which introduce a new allergen into a product. Such changes can cause accidents if the products have been consumed safely before by people with food allergies. EFA prepared a template letter for members to be sent to the members of the European Parliament before this vote, as well as letters for Ministry of Health, and their health attachés in Brussels.

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