Product Labeling

Product Labeling

Pertaining to food labeling requirements.

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.

Take Our 10 Second Allergen Warning Statement Test

See how well you know what those "may contain" type statements really mean.

Time Article: Can I Trust Allergy Warnings On Food Labels?

The article may mislead the reader by giving the impression that you can rely on labels to determine whether a food product is safe.

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.

They’re NOT Allergens? What it Means to be Highly Refined

We discuss the meaning of 'highly refined' and how it affects allergen proteins and labeling requirements.

Nutrimom Explains the Basics to Food Companies

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

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.

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.

FARE Changes Corporate Sponsorship Page After Test Results and ContentChecked Admission

The advocacy no longer displays language that could be construed as a tacit approval of ContentChecked.

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.

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