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16 February 2024

The Tragedy of Mislabeling Allergens in Foods

There is plenty to be frustrated by the story of Órla Baxendale reported by Allergic Living, the New York Post, and People Magazine. The recent heartbreaking loss of this young New York City dancer who was at the beginning of a promising career, is extremely upsetting. It once again brings to light the utmost importance of appropriate and careful food allergy labeling. As the story highlights, the complexities of the modern supply chain put Ms. Baxendale in mortal danger. She was fully aware of her allergies and did everything right in keeping herself safe. A breakdown in communication of i...
17 July 2023

Suggestion for FASTER Act Implementation Concerns

Suggestion for FASTER Act Implementation Concerns. FDA Issues New Draft Guidance Regarding Allergen Labeling and Cross-Contact While we are very happy the FASTER Act passed, implementation by food manufacturers continue to put food allergic consumers at risk. To that end, Dave Bloom of SnackSafely suggests aligning implementation requirements with developing research about the number and type of food allergens. Suggestion for FASTER Act Implementation Concerns By Dave Bloom May 17, 2023 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new draft guidance to FDA staff yesterday regarding...