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The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act

Effective January 1, 2006, foods that contain milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, and soy must clearly list this on the food label as part of the ingredient list or by using a statement like this:

“Contains ___” (the name of the major food allergen, like wheat or eggs)

Ingredients that have an uncommon name must be identified in “plain English”. For example, casein must be identified as “milk”.

Below is an example of the allergen-warning found on an energy bar:

Ingredient List


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