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Food Allergen Labeling Law Turns 5 Years Old

Posted Oct 14 2009 10:03pm

Can you believe that only 5 short years ago there were no requirements for labeling food allergens on product labels? Well that's right! Just over five years ago, (August 2004) the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) was signed into law, requiring manufacturers to list the 8 most common allergens clearly on package labels. The allergens include milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, crustacean shellfish, soy and wheat.

Although gluten was not included in the original law, the FDA is soon expected to issue regulations regarding the labeling and marketing of gluten-free products. The anticipated regulations will say that products labeled as gluten-free must test to 20ppm or less of gluten to be considered safe. Bhuja is proud to say that all of our snack mixes are totally gluten-free and manufactured in a gluten-free safe facility.

Happy snacking!

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