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New rules for labelling and additives in wine

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All pre-packed food products must state on the label if they contain possibly allergenic products. So far, wine has been exempted from this rule. But only for another six months. According to Le Journal du Vin, the EU has, on the recommendation of The European Food Safety Agency, decided that a wine that contain albumin (egg whites), casein (milk protein) or lysozymes (an enzyme extracted from egg whites) has to state this on the label.

The rule shall apply from 1st of July 2012. Egg whites and milk protein is used to clarify wines. After the clarification the product is removed from the wine but traces can remain in the wine.

We do not know yet if the rule is to be applied to all wines that have been clarified with these products or if you can avoid it by proving that your wine does not contain any traces at all. More:

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