Question About Product Labeling...
Posted 17 August 2010 - 04:36 AM
Okay, so is this a law that companies have to include allergens? Or are the peanut butter and milk companies just being really over-zealous due to our litigious society?
Posted 17 August 2010 - 05:14 AM
Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:55 AM
The eight allergens under the federal Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) are: wheat, soy, milk, peanuts, eggs, tree nuts, fish, and crustacean shellfish.
FALCPA requires that in the case of tree nuts, the specific type of nut must be declared (e.g., almonds, pecans, or walnuts). The species must be declared for fish (e.g., bass, flounder, or cod) and Crustacean shellfish (crab, lobster, or shrimp).
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:17 AM
Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:41 AM
I like "Caution: Hot beverages are hot!" on coffee cups. I know about the McDonald's suit and all, but it does seem like we have abandoned common sense.
Thanks Peter. Very interesting. Still seems a bit funny to me though, to tell people that something called "peanut butter" actually contains "peanuts". Or that "milk" contains "milk".
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