Food Allergies: How to React Well to Labeling Regulations

Under the Food Allergy Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004, firms must specially label any food that contains an ingredient that contains, in some part, protein from a “major food allergen”: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans (known also as the “big eight”).1 Though there are over 160 known foods that…