Wednesday, July 21


The Food Allergy Labeling Bill passed, which means being vegan (or eating carefully in general) just got a little easier, in that you don't have to memorize every possible variant of milk product when reading labels. Foodmakers will be required to list any of the eight most common food allergens: wheat, milk, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, or eggs. It's not just to make more work for people, but eliminating a deadly product-labeling loophole. "David Parkinson, 14, said he was caught by that loophole once drinking a smoothie that did not list milk as an ingredient, but included it as a stabilizer. The company did not think it was enough to cause a reaction, 'but four hours later I found myself in the hospital,' he said.

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