RETAILERS PLANNING ALLERGENS EDUCATION

WASHINGTON -- Allergy sufferers no longer need be afraid of food.As of Jan. 1, food and beverage products must state on their labels if they contain any of eight food allergens, as mandated by the Food and Drug Administration.These allergens -- wheat, fish, shellfish, egg, tree nuts, peanuts, soybeans and milk -- account for 90% of food allergies, according to the FDA.Some retailers plan to alert

WASHINGTON -- Allergy sufferers no longer need be afraid of food.

As of Jan. 1, food and beverage products must state on their labels if they contain any of eight food allergens, as mandated by the Food and Drug Administration.

These allergens -- wheat, fish, shellfish, egg, tree nuts, peanuts, soybeans and milk -- account for 90% of food allergies, according to the FDA.

Some retailers plan to alert consumers to the packaging changes.

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