House subcommittee passes allergen labeling

The House Subcommittee on Health mirrored action in the Senate by passing legislation requiring food labels to state in clear, plain language if the product contains one or more of the eight major food allergens.

Over 90% of all allergic reactions are caused by milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, or soy. The bill will move from Health to Energy and Commerce.

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