Tag Archives: FALCPA

Coconut Industry Campaigns to Remove Coconuts from “Top 8” Allergen List

On September 10, the Coconut Coalition of the Americas (CCA) launched a campaign to remove coconuts from the “top 8 allergen” list.  As our readers likely know, the Food Allergen Labeling Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) amended the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) to require the labeling of foods that contain the eight most … Continue Reading

New Study Finds Prevalence of Sesame Allergy, as Illinois Becomes First State to Mandate Sesame Labeling on Packaged Foods

A new study by researchers from Northwestern University found that 0.49% of Americans, or 1.5 million children and adults, reported having an allergy to sesame, based on responses to a national survey of over 50,000 households. The results of the study indicate that there may be more Americans with a sesame allergy than there are … Continue Reading

Peanut Protein: Problem and Promise

Groundbreaking peanut consumption study counsels exposure, not avoidance, for those at risk of allergy. Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies, with exposure to the protein triggering severe, potentially fatal allergic reactions in some cases. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that exposing individuals at high risk of … Continue Reading
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