FDA to Assess Safe Food Allergen Levels

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is seeking information to establish “safe thresholds” for the most common food allergens.

Specifically, the FDA seeks to define what constitutes “an allergic response that poses a risk to human health,” and identify which food allergies are most prevalent and the size of the at-risk population.

The agency will also investigate what data exist that could inform future regulation on allergen thresholds.<

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