Your Packaging States that the product ‘Contains’ and ‘May Contain’ certain allergenic ingredients. What does this mean?
You may have noted that the allergen warnings on our packaging are changing. There is no change in the recipe and therefore no change in the risk to allergy sufferers – this is simply a change to how we are expressing this risk on pack.
In line with Standard 1.2.3 of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code and best practice guidelines the following labels are now being used on packaging. You will start to see these changes over the coming months:
- Contains: indicates that the ingredient(s) is present in the recipe.
- May Contain: indicates that the ingredient(s) may be present in the manufacturing environment. There are no safe levels stated for the possible presence of allergens due to cross contamination of allergenic foods. There is a risk of cross contact during handling and manufacture and therefore we list the allergens that may be present under the ‘May Contain’ heading.