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Food Labels in Plain English

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Food Labels in Plain English

saucyknave | Jul 16, 2002 04:31 PM

Today's NYTimes reports that there is a bill before Congress that would require food labeling list the top ten allergens in plain English instead of referring to milk as "whey" or wheat as "semolina," etc.

The need for something like this is underlined by a recent study released recently by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. According to this study, "less than a tenth of parents whose children had food allergies could read food labels and identify which contained milk." It will also order that the CDC keep track of how many people die from allergic reactions.

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/16/opi...

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