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Understanding the mandatory reporting of food allergies is crucial for both consumers and food businesses. This blog, guided by information from the Food Standards Agency, Allergy UK, and Statista, explains which food allergies need to be reported and how this knowledge is essential for food allergy compensation claims, like those handled by MG Legal. 

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The Importance of Reporting Food Allergies 

Food allergies can pose serious health risks, and the accurate reporting of allergenic ingredients in food products is not just a legal requirement but a critical safety measure. This is particularly relevant for food allergy compensation solicitors like MG Legal, as they rely on accurate information to support their clients' claims. 

Major Food Allergens: What Must Be Reported? 

According to the Food Standards Agency, certain food allergens must be clearly indicated on food packaging or, in the case of unpackaged food, communicated effectively to consumers. These include: 

Cereals Containing Gluten 

Wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, Kamut, or their hybridized strains, and products thereof, are required to be reported due to their widespread allergenic potential. 

Crustaceans and Products Thereof 

This includes crabs, lobsters, prawns, and shrimp, known for causing severe allergic reactions. 

Eggs and Egg Products 

Eggs are common allergens, especially in children, and must be clearly labelled. 

Fish and Fish Products 

Fish allergies can be severe and lifelong, necessitating clear labelling. 

Peanuts and Peanut Products 

Peanut allergies are among the most common and can cause severe, potentially fatal, reactions. 

Soybeans and Soy Products 

Soy is a prevalent allergen, particularly in processed foods. 

Milk and Milk Products (including lactose) 

Milk allergies are different from lactose intolerance and require clear reporting. 


This refers to nuts other than peanuts, such as almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, pecans, Brazil nuts, pistachios, macadamia nuts, and Queensland nuts. 

Celery and Celery Products 

This includes celery stalks, leaves, seeds, and the root called celeriac. 

Mustard and Mustard Products 

Mustard can cause severe reactions in some individuals. 

Sesame Seeds and Sesame Seed Products 

Sesame allergies are increasing and can cause severe reactions. 

Sulphur Dioxide and Sulphites 

Often used as preservatives in dried fruit, these can cause asthma symptoms in sensitive individuals. 

Lupin and Lupin Products 

Common in Mediterranean cuisine, lupin can cause allergic reactions. 

Molluscs and Products Thereof 

This includes mussels, land snails, squid, and whelks. 

The Role of Food Allergy Compensation Solicitors 

When these allergens are not properly reported, it can lead to severe health consequences and legal claims. Food allergy compensation solicitors like MG Legal play a vital role in representing individuals who have suffered due to unreported or misreported allergens. They ensure that affected individuals receive the compensation they deserve for any negligence. 

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The Impact of Food Allergies 

With millions suffering from food allergies in the UK, understanding and reporting these allergens is more important than ever. The physical, emotional, and financial impacts of food allergies on individuals and families are significant. This reinforces the importance of specialised legal support in cases of non-compliance with allergen reporting regulations. 
For anyone dealing with the consequences of a food allergy, especially due to mislabelled products or dining experiences, understanding your rights is crucial. For legal support, MG Legal, a team of no win no fee solicitors, specialising in food allergy compensation, are equipped to guide and represent anyone affected. 
For more detailed legal advice and support regarding food allergy compensation claims, please consider consulting with specialised solicitors like MG Legal. Their expertise in navigating the complex landscape of food allergy laws and compensation can be invaluable, and the compensation you will receive will help put your life back on track. Read our blog on fatal food allergies, here

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