Food Allergens - International Regulatory Chart

FARRP faculty and staff have made every effort to provide complete and accurate information on international food allergen labeling regulations. Such information can be difficult to ascertain in part because it is almost always in the language of each country. FARRP welcomes any suggestions for additions or corrections (send to farrp@unl.edu). We rely upon and are appreciative of user input.

Food Allergens
Crustacean Shellfish
Egg
Fish
Milk
Peanut
Soy
Tree Nuts
Wheat
Cereals w/ Gluten
Sulfites
Buckwheat
Celery
Lupin
Molluscan Shellfish
Mustard
Sesame
Bee Pollen/ Propolis
Beef
Chicken
Latex (Natural Rubber)
Mango
Peach
Pork
Royal Jelly
Tomato
USA1 X X X X X X X X X X
Canada X X X X X X X X X X X X X
EU2 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Australia/NZ X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Argentina X X X X X X X X X
Belarus X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Bolivia X X X X X X X X X X
Brazil X X X X X X X X X X X
Caricom Std.5 X X X X X X X X X X
Central America6 X X X X X X X X X X
Chile X X X X X X X X X
China X X X X X X X X X
Colombia X X X X X X X X X X
Cuba X X X X X X X X X X
Egypt X X X X X X X X X X
Fiji X X X X X X X X X
GSO4 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Hong Kong X X X X X X X X X
India X X X X X X X X X
Israel (Pending)
Japan3 X X X X X X X
Kazakhstan X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Malawi X X X X X X X X X
Malaysia X X X X X X X X X
Mexico X X X X X X X X X
Morocco X X X X X X X X X
Philippines X X X X X X X X X
Russia X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Singapore X X X X X X X X X X
South Africa X X X X X X X X X
South Korea X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Taiwan X X X X X X X X X X X
Thailand X X X X X X X X X
Turkey X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Ukraine X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Venezuela X X X X X X X X X X
Vietnam X X X X X X X X X

Key:

1On April 23, 2021, sesame was added to the priority allergen labeling list (FALCPA) in the U.S. through the passing of the FASTER Act. A compliance date of January 1, 2023 has been set by Congress to allow companies to update allergen control programs and labeling requirements accordingly.

2EU member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
Non-EU Countries adopting EU allergen labeling regulations: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Macedonia, Switzerland, United Kingdom (UK)

3Voluntary labeling recommended for Abalone, Mackerel, Squid, Salmon, Salmon Roe, Almond, Cashew, Matsutake Mushroom, Sesame, Soybean, Yam, Apple, Banana, Kiwifruit, Orange, Peach, Beef, Chicken, Gelatin, Pork.

4Saudi Arabi, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Yemen (Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE, follows the GSO regulations except regulates tree nuts rather than only walnut.)

5CARICOM (caricom.org) is an organization of Caribbean countries with the aims to promote economic integration and cooperation among its members and to coordinate foreign policy. Member states include Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands

6Central American Technical Regulation produced by and for Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua.

Crab, shrimp Crab, shrimp, Mantis shrimp, lobster Mackerel All farmed birds From poultry Abalone, mussel, oyster, squid
Clams Walnut Pine nut, walnut Lacteal secretion from cows From mammary gland of farmed animals Milking animals
All mammal species Cow and goat Cows, buffaloes, goats ≥10 mg/kg Directly added or ≥10 mg/kg

The International Regulatory Chart (updated 2/3/22) is also available here as a PDF.  The PDF file should be printed on 8"x14" (legal) paper.

 

Updated 25 March, 2022