Study: 5% of foods with allergy labels are contaminated

08/12/2010 | Reuters

A report published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology found that 5% of foods carrying allergy warning labels contained traces of peanuts, milk and eggs, compared with 2% of unlabeled foods. The study also found that foods from smaller manufacturers were about seven times more likely to contain allergens than products made by larger companies.

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