Labeling is obviously a key to the implementation of safe and effective avoidance diets for food-allergic individuals. With the uncertainties about threshold doses and safe exposure levels, the food industry has widely adopted the use of advisory/precautionary labeling statements such as 'may contain x'. FARRP has initiated several studies to determine the residue levels that can be found in foods bearing precautionary labeling.

Publications Relating to Labeling

  • Taylor, S. L. and S. L. Hefle. 2001. Good manufacturing practices for the food industry: packaging and labeling strategies. Food Allergy Intolerance 2:53-58.
  • Taylor, S. L. and S. L. Hefle. 2001. Ingredient and labeling issues associated with allergenic foods. Allergy 56 (Suppl. 67):64-69.
  • Mills, E. N. C., E. Valovirta, C. Madsen, S. L. Taylor, S. Vieths, E. Anklam, S. Baumgartner, P. Koch, R. W. R. Crevel, and L. Frewer. 2004. Information provision for allergic consumers - where are we going with food allergen labeling? Allergy 59:1262-1268.
  • Taylor, S. L., S. L. Hefle, K. Farnum, S. W. Rizk, J. Yeung, M. E. Barnett, F. Busta, S. Davis, R. Newsome, F. R. Shank, and C. M. Bryant. 2007. Survey and evaluation of pre-FALCPA labeling practices used by food manufacturers to address allergen concerns. Comp. Rev. Food Sci. Food Safety 6:36-46.
  • Hefle, S. L., T. J. Furlong, L. Niemann, H. Lemon-Mule, S. Sicherer, and S. L. Taylor. 2007. Consumer attitudes and risks associated with packaged foods having advisory labeling regarding the presence of peanuts. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 120:171-176.
  • Taylor, S. L. 2008. Reply - Are allergy advisory statements helpful to food allergy patients? J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 121:537.
  • Crotty, M. P. and S. L. Taylor. 2010. Risks associated with foods having advisory milk labeling. J.  Allergy Clin. Immunol. 125:935-937.