our campaign has ended*, but you can still test your label reading savviness:

1.   The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) improves food labeling by requiring foods regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to clearly label, in plain English, any of the 8 major food allergens (milk, soy, eggs, peanut, tree nuts, fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat).

2.   “May contains” or other advisory labeling is now mandatory.

3.   If you have a food allergy, it is safest to avoid foods that “may contain” or have other types of advisory statements (processed in a facility, etc.) for the food allergen.

bonus to see if you are a super savvy label reader:

4.   A food item with a “made in a shared facility” warning is safer than an item with a “may contain traces of” warning.

5.   Foods regulated by the FDA must be labeled with a “Contains” statement if there is one of the top 8 major allergens in a product (milk, soy, eggs, peanut, tree nuts, fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat).

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