The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking for comments on the “New Era of Smarter Food Safety Summit on E-Commerce.” The summit is meant to help the FDA understand how people shop online for food.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) will be sending comments to the FDA about how people with food allergies buy food online. Many times, the labels shown online don’t match the item that is actually sold. This can make it hard for people managing food allergies to be sure they are getting safe foods. (Kids With Food Allergies is the food allergy division of AAFA.)
AAFA will ask the FDA to ensure that people have access to complete and accurate allergen information when buying food online. The same allergen labeling available in stores must be available online.
You can help by sharing your experiences when buying food online while managing food allergies. AAFA will then send your stories to the FDA along with our comments.
To share your story, use this simple tool below. The deadline for stories is Nov. 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET.