Lupin joins the allergen list
In May 2018, lupin joined the list of allergens that must be declared on food labels in Australia and New Zealand, bringing the total number of allergens up to 10.
The Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code now requires that lupin be declared on labels whenever it is present as an ingredient or as a component of food additives or processing aids.
The 10 allergens – Poster from FSANZ
Lupin is a legume like peanuts and soy, and like them, can cause mild to severe allergic reactions in a small percentage of the population. It has been recognised as an allergen in the European Union food regulations since 2007. Lupin has only recently become more common in Australia and New Zealand. Lupin flour or lupin bran/fibre is now being used more widely and food additives from lupin are also being used in processed foods.
Get lupin in your labels
With FoodWorks 9 Nutrition Labelling you can include lupin as an allergen for your raw materials. Then it will automatically show up as an allergen on the labels of your recipes as shown in this example:
For how to work with FoodWorks 9, from setting up your raw materials to producing labels for your recipes, see this guide.
More information about lupin as an allergen
- More information from FSANZ about lupin as an ingredient, and a list of foods that may contain lupin.
- Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code: Standard 1.2.3 – Information requirements – warning statements, advisory statements and declarations.