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Allergen-free, gluten-free and cross contamination statements

All aspects of food labels and advertisements are considered in the overall impression attributed to food products. Allergen-free, gluten-free and precautionary statements that appear on food labels or advertisements contribute toward this overall impression. For this reason these types of claims are also subject to the General principles for labelling and advertising.

If a food-allergen or gluten source is present in a prepackaged product that is required to carry a label, it must be declared on the label. This does not include cases where the presence of food allergens or gluten is a result of cross-contamination. Refer to List of ingredients and allergens for more information.

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