The Bill Passed!
Posted 22 July 2004 - 03:27 AM
The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act will provide improved food labeling information to the millions of consumers who suffer from food allergies. It requires food labels to identify in plain English if the product contains any of the eight major food allergens - milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat and soybeans.
This labeling will be especially helpful to children who must learn to recognize the presence of substances they must avoid. For example, if a product contains the milk-derived protein casein, the product's label would have to use the term “milk” in addition to the term “casein” so that those with milk allergies would clearly understand the presence of an allergen they need to avoid.
FDA’s Acting Commissioner Dr. Lester M. Crawford said today, “FDA applauds the passage of the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act. It will be of great help to consumers that are prone to allergies. We welcome this legislation which is consistent with FDA’s initiatives to provide consumers with the information they need to make healthy choices.”
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