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Tag: Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA)

What We Learned from the Bruce Kelly Tragedy

A 22 year-old Minnesota man lost his life due to peanut cross-contact. We look at what we can do to prevent tragedies like this in the future.

Food Labeling Modernization Act Introduced in Congress

We discuss what this legislation does and doesn't address for the allergic community.

CSPI Rips Food Manufacturers, Calls on FDA to Designate Sesame an Allergen

Many of the companies contacted by CSPI and listed here would not disclose the sesame content of their products even when responding to direct inquiries.

Take Our 10 Second Allergen Warning Statement Test

See how well you know what those "may contain" type statements really mean.

Time Article: Can I Trust Allergy Warnings On Food Labels?

The article may mislead the reader by giving the impression that you can rely on labels to determine whether a food product is safe.

Senate Dems to FDA: Label Sesame as an Allergen

Three senate democrats sent a letter urging the authority to issue a rule requiring manufacturers to label for the presence of sesame. We endorse their actions but think they should go further.

A Day in the Life: Lobbying for Sesame Labeling

Homa's article provides a wonderful day-in-the-life recount of an advocate fighting the good fight for changes to benefit the allergic community.

What it Means to be Highly Refined

We discuss the meaning of 'highly refined' and how it affects allergen proteins and labeling requirements.

Allergen Disclosures We Wish Were on the Label

Complete disclosure of the potential for allergen cross-contact is a necessity for the millions of Americans suffering with food allergies and celiac disease.

FDA is Finding Food Allergens Where They Shouldn’t Be

The FDA published a consumer update that is a must read if you have food allergies or care for someone who does.

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