Tag Archive: Allergens

Oct 31

FDA Food Allergen Labeling

When consumers with food allergies are purchasing food products, they normally examine the food labels to make sure a product does not contain any ingredients that would cause them to have an adverse reaction. Milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, nuts, wheat, peanuts, and soybeans are all common ingredients considered “major food allergens” that can potentially cause …

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Jun 11

FDA Publishes Food Allergen Labeling Guidelines

On May 8, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published its “Draft Guidance for Industry: Food Allergen Labeling Exemption Petitions and Notifications.” The draft guidance represents current thinking on the topic as previously discussed through the release of the October 2006 “Guidance for Industry: Questions and Answers Regarding Food Allergens, including the Food …

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Aug 09

FDA Publishes Final Rule on Gluten-Free Labeling

On August 5, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule, “Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods,” that defines the term “gluten-free” and adopts requirements for its voluntary use in food labeling. The regulation will particularly help those with Celiac disease to maintain a gluten-free diet. Celiac disease is an autoimmune …

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Feb 21

Food Seasonings Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergens

On February 15, 2013, the DeCoty Coffee Company of San Angelo, Texas announced that it was recalling its 1.25 pound and 5.75 pound DeCoty Taco Seasoning products. Prompting this recall are labeling concerns, specifically that the products contain an undeclared ingredient, soy, and people who have allergies or sensitivity to soy may run the risk …

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Nov 13

Jimmy Dean Initiates Recall for Failure to Declare Allergens

On November 10, 2012, Jimmy Dean issued a Press Release, explaining how the Company is initiating a voluntary recall of certain of its products due to a labeling error that resulted in undeclared allergens. In particular, the Company is recalling certain lots of its French Toast & Sausage Sandwich breakfast products because the labels of …

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May 14

FDA and FAAN Aim to Educate Public during Food Allergy Awareness Week

This week (May 13 – May 19, 2012) is recognized as Food Allergy Awareness Week (“FAAW”). FAAW was created by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (“FAAN”), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness food allergies and those who suffer from them. An annual event since 1998, FAAW began at a time when companies were …

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May 11

FDA Warns of Recall Due to Undeclared Milk Derivatives in Several Beverage Products

On May 10, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) posted a press release on its website notifying consumers of a recent recall of various fruit beverages. Jonlly Fruits Inc., the manufacturer of the beverages, opted to initiate the voluntary recall of the affected products after labeling deficiencies were uncovered during the FDA’s inspection …

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Apr 10

FDA Warns Consumers of Dangers Associated with Crackers Lacking Proper Allergy Warnings

On April 5, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued a press release warning consumers not to eat certain crackers because of the potential dangers for those with milk or nut allergies. TWI Foods Inc., the crackers’ manufacturer (called “Rusk” brand Crispy crackers), initiated a voluntary recall of its crackers and toast, because …

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