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Allergen labelling of certain emulsifiers from mustard seed

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Summary

Foods from mustard seeds sold in the EU must be labelled for allergens. The European Commission has informed the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (WTO TBT) Committee that it intends to introduce an exception for emulsifiers E 470a, E 471, and E 477 produced from behenic acid derived from mustard seed (G/TBT/N/EU/1046). Foods containing these emulsifiers will not require allergen labelling as they do not trigger an allergic reaction.