E-Greetings from the Allergy Advocacy Association

July 2020

Greetings. Our association sincerely hopes your summer season is going great.

We know that accurate food labeling is essential to those with a life threating allergy. In this issue we explore a new study by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) and learn how more than 85 million Americans avoid purchasing food with the top 8 allergens, and the vital role labeling plays in their decision.

This month we update you on how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clarified their food allergen guidelines and developed a FAQs page providing additional information. For more details, please read “What the FDA's Relaxed Food Label Rules Mean for People with Allergies” in this e-news issue and on our website. In the article we hear from the FDA, consumer groups and parents of children with allergies.

Also, you can still express your concerns to the FDA on their website. Please see the link listed below.

https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=FDA-2020-D-1139-0009

Please keep safe and healthy!