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Updated videos to help people understand allergen information on food labels with new and old allergen labelling | March 2024

Plain English Allergen Labelling (PEAL) is in, but foods with old labels can be legally sold until 25 February 2026.

In 2021, Plain English Allergen Labelling (PEAL) was introduced by the Food Standards Code to make allergen information on food labels easier to find. Food companies were given time to transition to the new labelling style, and all food packaged after 25 February 2024 must use PEAL. Food that was packaged before this date using the old labelling format can still be sold until 25 February 2026, so there will be two labelling styles for two more years.

Our updated videos show what information must be shown on food labels and how to understand allergen information on old food labels and new PEAL labels.