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Are all food allergens covered by FALCPA? Aren’t there many more than eight?

Over 160 foods have been identified to cause food allergies. That said, the eight major food allergens covered by FALCPA account for over 90...

What are the major food allergens covered by FALCPA?

FALCPA designates eight food groups as major food allergens: Milk Eggs Fish (e.g., bass, flounder, cod) Crustacean Shellfish (e.g., crab, lobster, shrimp) Tree Nuts...

What is the Food Allergen Labeling And Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) of 2004?

The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) of 2004 is an amendment to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.  It requires the label...

Editorial: Urine is NOT an Allergen Covered by FALCPA

While we may have taken liberties with the title, we leave you with an important question about allergens and manufacturing.
Advil Advisory

WARNING: Children’s Advil Contains Milk. Why Doesn’t GSK Disclose That on the Package?

After hearing a rumor, a reader reached out to us concerned that Children’s Advil Blue Raspberry Suspension contains milk. She engaged with consumer relations...
Just Egg Sous Vide American Recall

Vegan Egg Substitute Recalled for Containing Egg and Milk: How is That Possible?

On Saturday, Cuisine Solutions — the company that markets Just Egg vegan egg replacement — issued a recall of one of their products: Cuisine Solutions,...
#FailedTheAllergicCommunity

Join Us: Speak Your Mind to the 11 Legislators Who Voted Against the FASTER...

Sound off and let your legislators know they will be held accountable for ignoring the health and safety of the food allergy community.
FARE at Congress

House Passes FASTER Act for Sesame Labeling, Awaits President’s Signature

Legislation requires that sesame be labeled on packaged foods; prioritizes food allergy research.
Label Reader

Study: Consumers With Food Allergy Are Largely Unaware of US Allergen Labeling Policies

Study highlights need for better precautionary allergen labeling.
Emilia Brain

13-Year-Old Girl Rushed to Hospital After Exposure to Milk from Bath Bomb

Allergens are not required to be listed on cosmetics the same way they are on foods.