Consumers Often Ignore Food Allergy Labels

A recent study shows that the various food allergy warnings on foods may not be effective in helping consumers avoid allergens in food.


The study found that consumers directly affected by food allergies were more likely to ignore allergy labels, unless they belonged to a food allergy organization.


Researchers found people were more likely to ignore warning labels if their households were directly rather than indirectly affected by food allergies. Those who belonged to advocacy groups were most vigilant about their food purchases.

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Food allergy education is important to teach families effective management skills so they can keep their food-allergic children safe.


The mission of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation is to improve the day-to-day lives of families raising children with food allergies and empower them to create a safe and healthy future for their children.

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