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Table 3 Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) of Japan threshold limits for allergen disclosure, and how these relate to serving size and (European) population thresholds

From: Precautionary labelling of foods for allergen content: are we ready for a global framework?

  Population threshold (mg protein)[6163] Minimum serving size not requiring allergen disclosure under Japanese legislation that could contain sufficient protein to cause a reaction in:
  ED01[61, 62] (mg protein) ED10[63] (mg protein) 1% of allergic individual 10% of allergic individual
Peanut 0.2mg 2.8mg 20g 280g
Cow’s milk 0.1mg 0.1mg (<3.5 yrs) 10g 10g (<3.5 yrs)
5.3mg (>3.5 yrs) 530g (>3.5 yrs)
Egg 0.03mg 0.6mg (<3.5 yrs) 3g 60g (<3.5 yrs)
20.4mg (>3.5 yrs) 2kg (>3.5 yrs)
Hazelnut 0.1mg 8.5mg 10g 850g
Soya 1.0mg n/a 100g n/a
Wheat 1.0mg n/a 100g n/a