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.

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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
USA X X X X X X X X X
Canada X X X X X X X X X X X X X
EU X X X X X X X X X X X X X XX
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
Bolivia X X X X X X X X X X
Brazil X 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
Costa Rica X X X X X X X X X X
Cuba X X X X X X X X X X
GSO*** 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
Iceland X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
India X X X X X X X X X
Israel (Pending)
Japan** X X X X X X X
Korea X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Liechtenstein X 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
Nicaragua X X X X X X X X X X
North Macedonia X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Norway X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Philippines 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
Switzerland 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

Key:

*Taiwan FDA released a revised regulation of food allergen labeling on 08-21-2018 to include 11 allergen substances and will come into force 7-1-2020.

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

***GSO includes the countries of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and Yemen

Crab, shrimp Crab, shrimp, Mantis shrimp, lobster Mackerel Clams Walnuts
Lacteal secretion from cows From mammary gland of farmed animals Cow and goat Cows, buffaloes, goats ≥10 mg/kg Directly added or ≥10 mg/kg

The International Regulatory Chart (updated 11-04-2019) is also available here as a PDF.  The PDF file should be printed on 8"x14" (legal) paper.

 

Updated 6 November, 2019