CSPI Asks FDA to Test Foods for Undeclared Allergens

Posted on: Tue, 12/18/2001 - 1:51am
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Our friends at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) have asked the FDA to test foods for undeclared allergens, as Canada does, rather than relying on visual inspections, as is the current practice in the United States. Here is CSPI's press release anouncing this important initiative:

WASHINGTON - The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)
today charged that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is
endangering people with food allergies by not using modern methods to
detect allergy-causing contaminants in foods. Contamination with peanut,
egg, soy, and other common food allergens could be life-threatening.

The FDA does not test foods for undeclared allergens

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