jb-x eBusiness-Suite and LMIV regulation as of 13.12.2014
Allergen labeling in the jb-x eBusiness suite
(according to Food Information Regulation 1169/2011 (LMIV) )
Passau, 04.12.2014 - The Food Information Regulation (LMIV) issued by the European Union in October 2011 comes into force on December 13, 2014. The EU regulation states that ingredients that can trigger allergic reactions or intolerances must also be labeled on loose and unpackaged foods in the future.
The following 14 allergens are mandatory to declare:
Cereals containing gluten: wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut or hybrid strains
Crustaceans and products thereof
Eggs and products derived therefrom
Fish and products derived therefrom
Peanuts and products derived therefrom
Soybeans and products derived therefrom
Milk and products thereof, including lactose
Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, pecans, Brazil nuts, pistachios, macadamia or Queensland nuts.
Celery and products derived therefrom
Mustard and products derived therefrom
Sesame seeds and products derived therefrom
Sulfur dioxide and sulfites: in a concentration greater than 10 mg per kilogram or liter.
Lupins and products derived therefrom
Molluscs and products derived therefrom
The indication of the above mentioned substances is mandatory from December 13, 2014. For the creation of the catalog file for the jb-x eBusiness suite, this means a clear "yes" or "no" indication for each allergen and a general labeling per item, stating that the item has been labeled according to the specifications of the LMIV.
The information for allergy sufferers that possible contamination with allergens cannot be ruled out in the production process is a voluntary statement by food suppliers ("...may contain traces of ..."). However, this statement does not refer to the content of individual items or the individual ingredients in recipes, but exclusively to unintentional contamination of the food. In concrete terms, this means for the supplier catalogs to jb-x that a "may" statement is not permitted for allergens. The reference could at most be listed as a voluntary addition in the article description.
For more information, visit: http://www.bmel.de