Foods with warning labels pose risks to people with allergies

08/12/2010 | Reuters

People with allergies should avoid foods with warning labels because those items are still likely to contain allergens, a new study found. The report in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology discovered that 5% of foods with warning labels were still contaminated. Warning labels "are the industry's way of telling the allergic consumer that despite our best efforts to produce a candy free of unintentional allergens, the particular candy in question is not a good choice for them if they are allergic to the allergen mentioned," said NCA's Susan Smith.

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