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What is lupin?
Lupins belong to the legume family, which also contains peanuts. Small amounts of lupin flour are used in the Australian food industry, mainly in baked goods. Some individuals have experienced allergic reactions to lupins.
Why celery and mustard?
Components and products of mustard seed (like mustard powder) and celery (like celery root and celery spice) have been shown to trigger allergic reactions, particularly in consumers in Europe. In fact, there is evidence that celery and mustard allergies are cross related to birch pollen allergies.
Why not label for other foods that people have shown allergic reactions to?
There are a very large number of foods which may provoke an allergic reaction or intolerance in particular consumers. The majority of these foods will be labelled as ingredients under existing requirements.
What will the new labels look like?
Here is an example of how these new allergens will be labelled.