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Download the Graphic: What You Need to Know About Allergen Labeling

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Think you know everything there is to know about allergen labeling in the US? We’ve summarized some important facts in a single, east-to-read graphic with an example you can download and print.


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for setting regulations regarding the labeling of packaged foods. Under FALCPA — the Food Allergy Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 — manufacturers are required to label for specific allergens, but the regulations established under the legislation are skewed to favor manufacturers over consumers concerned with food allergies.

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If you don’t have a complete understanding of the labeling guidelines, you may be putting yourself or family members with food allergies at risk.

Here’s our graphic explaining what to look for and why relying on the product label alone won’t keep you safe from your allergens of concern:

Click here to download a PDF copy you can print at home to keep handy and share with family, friends, and your child’s teacher.


Be sure to see our related article, Four Changes the FDA Must Adopt to Make Ingredient Labeling Safer for the Allergic Community:

Four Changes the FDA Must Adopt to Make Ingredient Labeling Safer for the Allergic Community

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Dave Bloom
Dave Bloom is CEO and "Blogger in Chief" of SnackSafely.com.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Hello! I believe that this information may be incorrect. As I am aware FALCPA laws require soy lecthin to be labeled whereas this graphic states that it is considered a derivative and not required to be labeled.

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