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
USA
Canada
EU
Australia/NZ
Hong Kong
China
Korea
Taiwan*
Argentina
Thailand
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Mexico
Nicaragua
South Africa
Venezuela
Malawi
Singapore
Japan**
GSO***
Philippines
Israel (Pending)
India (In Development)
Crustacean Shellfish X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Egg X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Fish X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Milk X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Peanut X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Soy X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Tree nuts X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Wheat X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Cereals w/ Gluten X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Buckwheat X X
Celery X X
Lupin X X X
Molluscan Shellfish X X X X X X X
Mustard X X X
Sesame X X X X
Sulfites X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Bee Pollen/ Propolis X
Royal Jelly X
Mango X
Peach X
Pork X
Tomato X
Latex (Natural Rubber) X

Key:

*Taiwan FDA released a new draft version of regulations on 12-11-2017 to include 11 proposed food allergens but they have not been finalized.

**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, prawn Crab, shrimp Crab, shrimp, Mantis shrimp, lobster Mackerel Squid, clam, oyster, abalone, mussel Clams
Lacteal secretion from cows From mammary gland of farmed animals Walnuts ≥10 mg/kg Directly added or ≥10 mg/kg

The International Regulatory Chart (updated 9-11-2018) is also available here as a PDF.  The PDF file should be printed on 8"x14" (legal) paper.

 

Updated 11 September, 2018