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12 August 2010

The truth about food labels

While you might be tempted to ignore those "made in a facility that processes", these labels are in fact more likely to be contaminated with allergens than unlabelled foods.

While you might be tempted to ignore those "made in a facility that processes" (something you're allergic to) labels in the supermarket, new research suggests products with these labels are in fact more likely to be contaminated with peanuts, milk or eggs than unlabelled foods.

While companies are required to clearly state if their products have possible allergens in the ingredient list, there are no particular regulations on whether they need to add statements such as "may contain traces of peanuts," for example, for foods that aren't supposed to contain such allergens.

 
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