Determining allergens in food and improving labelling for allergen-free food

The Estonian Food Industry Association is a partner in the Allergofood project, which is trying to determine allergens in food.

The aims and gain of the project are:

  • To develop a method for the testing of allergens in food and food production equipment that caters for the needs of both the consumer and the manufacturer;
  • To make allergen-free food easier to spot thanks to high-quality labelling;
  • To identify the most common food allergens and the prevalence of food allergies in the Estonian population;
  • To improve awareness among the general population and food manufacturers about food allergies;
  • To develop common recommendations for the prevention of allergies.