Product Labeling

Product Labeling

Pertaining to food labeling requirements.

Update on Hershey’s Easter Bunnies

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

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.

Hershey’s SmartLabel™ and the Potential Danger for Consumers with Food Allergies

We urge the GMA to rethink the initiative with regard to allergens by adopting rules for more complete disclosure.

FDA Announces New Rules for ‘Gluten-Free’ Labeling

The FDA announced new labeling standards for foods claiming to be "Gluten-Free".

Food Labeling Modernization Act Introduced in Congress

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

When a Manufacturer Says ‘Trust Us’ Regarding Allergens

They're not REQUIRED to disclose the possibility of cross-contact with allergens. Should you trust them to?

CSPI Rips Food Manufacturers, Calls on FDA to Designate Sesame an Allergen

Many of the companies contacted by CSPI and listed here would not disclose the sesame content of their products even when responding to direct inquiries.

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.

Senate Dems to FDA: Label Sesame as an Allergen

Three senate democrats sent a letter urging the authority to issue a rule requiring manufacturers to label for the presence of sesame. We endorse their actions but think they should go further.

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.

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