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NOW THE NEWS!
More Pressure To Require Allergen
FDA was petitioned by Center for Science in the Public
Interest (CSPI) in October to require food
disclose allergens on their labels. The petition
despite a similar petition filed in May, 2000, by
General of nine states and the FDA's own admission
undeclared presence of allergens in foods is a serious
health issue, FDA has failed to require the allergen
Read CSPI news release and access petition:
Author's Note: The eight allergens likely to be
any future regulation are: peanuts, eggs, milk and
products, wheat, tree nuts, soy, fish, and shellfish.
FDA Warns of DSHEA Violations
On October 24, two dietary supplement manufacturers
warned that they were selling unapproved drugs and not
supplements. The particular products combined
with melatonin, glucosamine sulfate, or chondroitin
said the presence of acetaminophen in dietary
renders the product a drug. The companies were
correct the violation immediately. Warning letters
will be posted
were not posted at INTOUCH publication time.
Author's Note: FDA constantly monitors products
compliance to NLEA and DSHEA. The Food Consulting
Company offers label compliance reviews to help you
Carrageenan Linked to Ulcers and Cancer
FYI Tip! Center for Science in the Public interest (CSPI),
of the country's most vocal consumer watch groups,
readers in its November issue that genetically
foods currently on the market are safe to eat. Read
news release and access article: