While reading the nutrition information is important before purchasing and consuming a food or beverage, the nutrition facts label can be difficult to navigate.
In order to get the free-from foods their bodies require, food allergic and celiac individuals have to spend a lot more on grocery shopping.
This bill is a comprehensive effort to address numerous food labeling issues to require that food product packaging must disclose gluten-containing grains.
Food Equality Initiative signed on to a letter directed to Steven Hahn, Commission of Food and Drugs at the US Food and Drug Administration to add sesame as 9th top allergen.
Although the FDA guidelines recommend the top 8 allergens and 5 priority allergens not be substituted, this creates unnecessary anxiety for the food allergy community, particularly those who suffer from uncommon food allergies.