The Food Standards Agency has criticised labelling of products that may contain nuts as inconsistent and unhelpful for people with nut allergy. A new report says manufacturers overuse use the phrase "may contain" to indicate the possible presence of nut traces in food. It is also being used on products unrelated to nuts. FSA research shows more than 56% of the products in an average shopping basket are labelled with a wide variety of phrases, from may contain nut or nut traces' to not suitable for nut allergy suffers'. Head of allergy and food intolerance Dr Catherine Boyle said: "We encourage manufacturers to re-examine the labels they are using." {{NEWS }}