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Recalls and share of allergen recalls 2019

Recalls and share of allergen recalls 2019

A large proportion of the recalls is due to allergens recalls (see figure).

When we focus on the Dutch situation, the amount of recalls increased from 104 in 2018 to 117 in 2019. If the cause of the recall was in the area of allergens, the share was 40% in 2018 and 54% in 2019.

Most recall actions were related to the presence of undeclared (traces of) allergens. A label or product change often involves several allergens not listed on the label, which means that several groups of allergic consumers are at risk.

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