Chicago Tribune: “Children at risk in food roulette”

Great reporting today done by Sam Roe of the Chicago Tribune.

Children at risk in food roulette: Mislabeling, lax oversight threaten people with allergies

Here's an excerpt from the story:

"American children with food allergies are suffering life-threatening--and completely avoidable--reactions because manufacturers mislabel their products and regulators fail to police store shelves, a Tribune investigation has found.

In effect, children are used as guinea pigs, with the government and industry often taking steps to properly label a product only after a child has been harmed.

The Tribune investigation revealed that the government rarely inspects food to find problems and doesn't punish companies that repeatedly violate labeling laws."

Read the rest of the story here. And check out the database of recalled foods they created here.


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