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FDA Approves New Peanut Allergy Claim on Labels

Labels may soon claim that early introduction of peanuts may reduce the risk of infants developing peanut allergy.

That Allergen-Free Symbol: What It Really Means to the Consumer

Q: The symbol must mean it's safe for people with allergies to that ingredient, right? A: Not necessarily.

Update on Hershey’s Easter Bunnies

Finally, an official statement from the company regarding peanuts and tree nuts.

Easter Chocolate? Hershey’s Thinks You Can’t Handle the Truth

Despite multiple requests, the company won't disclose shared lines.

Report: Panel Urges Revamp of Allergen Label Warnings

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recommends changes to our ambiguous system of voluntary labeling.

Study: Confusing Food Labels Place Allergic Consumers At Risk

"Our findings underscore the challenges people with food allergies face in deciding if a food product is safe to eat."

What We Learned from the Ronak Warty Tragedy

We look back on Ronak's story to see how we might prevent similar occurrences in the future.

Kellogg’s, Unintended Consequences, and the Death of ‘May Contain’

Large food manufacturers are implementing fundamental changes in anticipation of FSMA directives. Is that a good thing?

Update to Safe Snack Guide: May 10, 2016

In light of Kellogg's recent decision, we are preemptively removing the company's products from the Guide.

Media Briefing: Kellogg’s Intentionally Adding Allergens to Products

This article is available as a PDF to make it easy to share with local media, parents, school nurses, teachers, and others that care for children with food allergies.