Thanks a lot, FDA. You just made life harder for 32 million of us with food allergies.

If you or someone you know (that isn’t me) suffers from food allergies, you need to be aware of the latest guidelines from the FDA that allow food manufacturers to make substitutions in their product ingredients without changing their labels. The guidelines offer protections for the Top 8 allergens, but since 170 foods are known to cause allergic reactions, that’s not quite enough, nor does it cover people who are severely allergic to things like peanuts and soy even in refined peanut oil and soy lecithin.

I wrote a longer piece about this, and started a petition to demand the FDA revise its guidelines. Please share this widely so we can save lives!

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