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May 16, 2006

A Word of Caution About the New Food Labeling Law

The new allergen food labeling law has only been in effect since the beginning of the year. It has raised plenty of issues with an overall positive influence for parents of children with food allergies.

A word of caution... there will still be many foods still packaged with labels printed before the law. Parents of children with food allergies should be just as vigilant as before when screening for foods with potentially dangerous ingredients. Read the labels carefully and, when in doubt, call the manufacturer. Most manufacturers who are in tune with food allergies are glad to give straight answers over the phone.

Posted by David at May 16, 2006 7:27 PM


You are fortunate that your experiences w/ food manufacturers have been positive. I have read 1000s (literally) of experiences that have not been. Customer service people are given information that is flat-out inaccurate in some cases, so when we have a gut feeling that they don't know what they're talking about, we just abstain.

Posted by: Leslea at May 17, 2006 8:39 AM