FDA's Hearing On Allergen Advisory Labeling

Law360, New York (September 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On Sep. 16, 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) held a public hearing entitled “Current Trends in the Use of Allergen Advisory Labeling.” Allergen advisory labeling – also known as “may contain” labeling, precautionary labeling, or supplemental labeling – is voluntary labeling on food products that is intended to describe whether an allergen may be present in a product unintentionally.

Examples of advisory labeling include: “May contain peanuts and wheat,” “Produced in a facility that processes...
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