Alpro labels to be changed in 2014
25th November 2013
Following the announcement that Alpro will be making changes to their product labelling, we have received the following statement from Alpro to explain why these changes have been made.
If you have any queries about these changes, please contact Alpro directly, contact details are at the bottom of their statement.
NOTIFICATION OF ALPRO LABELLING CHANGE
Alpro would like to inform you about a labelling change on their products as a result of planned changes to their production arrangements. This is particularly important for those who may be allergic to hazelnuts and almonds.
Alpro currently produce a range of almond and hazelnut products in locations which are separate from their soya production. However, due to growing demand for their plant based food and drinks, Alpro will be moving the production of almond and hazelnut drinks onto the same sites in Belgium and UK as their soya products from the end of 2014. They will update Allergy UK on the exact timings as soon as they have more information. Alpro are always keen to ensure the highest safety and top quality of their products and all possible measures will be put in place to avoid any cross-contamination between nut and soya products (this includes maintaining separate flows for handling raw materials and manufacturing, as well as thorough cleaning procedures).
Although the implementation date for this change will be at the end of 2014, their packaging will be adapted gradually from now. Consumers will begin to see that the Alpro soya products (such as soya drinks, desserts, soya alternatives to yogurt and cream), rice and oat products are labelled 'may contain traces of almonds or hazelnuts'.
This early labelling change is to make sure that consumers are made aware well in advance before the actual integration into their production facilities. During this transition period there may be packaging with the labelling and packaging without the labelling on shelf at the same time.
If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Alpro on following freephone number 08000 188 180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alpro will keep Allergy UK informed as the integration process continues.
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