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 The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act

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PostSubject: The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act   Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:54 am

I figured this would be some valuable news to us to have.

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...A law passed in 2004, called The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA), tries to address this problem - and others faced by people with food allergies - by instituting sweeping changes to the way foods are labeled in the United States.

In the first phase of FALCPA, which took effect in 2006, manufacturers of any food product that contains milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish, soy and wheat were instructed to clearly disclose, in plain English, the presence of these allergens on the ingredients label. Congress limited the FALCPA labeling requirements to these 8 allergens because they account for more than 90% of all food allergies in the United States. Since 2006, manufacturers must do at least one of the following:

* Clearly name the allergen(s) in the list of ingredients....
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