Have you had trouble reading USDA food labels for top 8 allergens (milk, egg, peanut, tree nut, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish)? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Inspection Service regulates meat, poultry, processed egg products and certain foods that contain these products. AAFA needs your story about the challenges of reading these labels to submit to the USDA to prove the need for clearer allergen labeling for the top 8 allergens.
As part of a budget plan for 2019, the White House is proposing cutting the value of these cards in half. They want to replace the other half with what it calls “America’s Harvest Box.” This box would have “100 percent U.S. grown and produced food,” made up of staple food items.
Embutidos Fanguito, Inc. Recalls Pork Products Due To Mislabeling, Misbranding, and Undeclared Allergens Class I Recall Release: 074-2017-EXP Health Risk: High Date: June 20, 2017 Congressional and Public Affairs Maria Machuca (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov WASHINGTON, June 20, 2017 – Embutidos Fanguito, Inc., a Miami, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 984 pounds of pork products due to mislabeling, misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s...
Even though the link in the blog post refers to adults without dependents and does not mention the Harvest Box, this is the correct link to send comments to the USDA about this program. Click the green "Submit a formal comment" button at the top of the page to let USDA Secretary Perdue know your thoughts on the proposed Harvest Box.
He had a reaction to a cereal made by Van's that was labeled as safe for him, but I think it was a cross-contamination issue instead of a mislabeling. If he had a reaction to a mislabeled food, I don't think that it would occur to me to have the food tested. When he reacted to the cereal, I called and there was a cross-contamination risk for tree nuts that was not labeled, so I don't buy their products anymore.
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