Understand the Limitations of the Label


United States labeling regulations are weak with regard to the potential for allergen content of a food product. There are many misconceptions about the reliability of the warnings provided on the label.

Understanding what the label CAN and CAN’T tell you about the allergen safety of a food product is an important step toward safeguarding your family.

This graphic sums up the limitations under US regulations:

Due to limitations in US labeling laws, there’s NO way to know whether a product is safe for individuals with food allergies by reading the label alone!

Why would a manufacturer choose not to provide those warnings and how do they decide? Click here for an explanation.

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