FALCP

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FALCPFood Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (US FDA)
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Under the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA), manufacturers are required to identify in plain English the presence of ingredients that contain protein derived from milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, or soybeans in the list of ingredients or to say "contains" followed by name of the source of the food allergen after or adjacent to the list of ingredients.
The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004, or FALCPA, applies to foods labeled on or after 1 January 2006.
* A definition for major food allergen that is consistent with the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004. The person in charge of a food establishment must demonstrate knowledge about the major food allergens [i.e., milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts (e.g., almonds, pecans, or walnuts), wheat, peanuts, and soybeans].
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