Remember there's a FDA open hearing about this very topic next week? Well, AAFA is going to the hearing and is also looking to be armed with some data in the ongoing post-hearing discussions about what YOU think about the "May Contain" labels.
I have some very definite ideas about those labels, especially as most of the products in Trader Joe’s are nut, wheat, dairy contaminated if all of those labels are to be taken at face value.
Take the survey; let your voice be heard.
“The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is asking people with food allergies and their caretakers to take an online survey.
The purpose of the survey is to find out how people use the labels on foods that list ingredients and the warnings that a product may be contaminated by a known allergen.
Currently, federal law requires food manufacturers to include any of eight major allergens in the ingredients list on the label if the allergens are present in a food product.
Advisory labels, saying that a product may contain an allergen, are not required, although many manufacturers use them. However, the wording of these advisories varies.
If you would like to participate in this short, online survey, please click the survey link and make sure to complete the survey before October 31, 2008!
Thank you for completing the survey and providing AAFA with this important information!”