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Fair is Fare: We Stand Corrected

We issue a correction to the title of a previous article, and appreciate the removal of what *appeared* as an endorsement by FARE.

Advisory: Repackaging of Trusted Products from Trusted Manufacturers

Important recommendations regarding trusted products that have been repackaged for sale by retailers.

Barcode Scanning Apps: What They Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

We tested ContentChecked and Wazinit apps to see how they performed for users concerned with allergens. What we found was shocking.

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.

Nutrimom Explains the Basics to Food Companies

Tracy Bush has written an excellent article for Food Safety Magazine entitled 'Food Companies & Food Allergies: Unite!'
The White House

White House Petition to Expand Food Labeling

There is currently a petition circulating on the White House website to expand the allergens covered by FALCPA to include sesame seeds and mustard seeds, two common food ingredients that can cause severe reactions including anaphylaxis.

Scientific Group Finds Fake Ingredients in Common Foods

In an update to their Food Fraud Database to be published tomorrow, the US Pharmacopeial Convention warns that the amount of food fraud they discovered is up 60% this year over their first report in April 2012.

Coconut Drink Importer Fined After Child’s Death

The product contained condensed milk which was not declared on the label and was recalled months after the child's death.

5 Things You Should Know About Food Labels

Five things you should know about food labels if you care for a child with food allergies.

Food Labeling Modernization Act Introduced in Congress

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

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