A New Law Is Adding This Popular Food To List of “Major Allergens”

It’s a food that’s found everywhere, from an old-fashioned hamburger to Italian restaurants and hummus. Now a new federal act insists that this unexpected food allergen must be labeled clearly as the ninth food that triggers allergies, with its ability to cause over a million Americans to react with difficulty breathing, hives, and more.

Last week, President Joe Biden signed the FASTER Act—standing for Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research. The Washington Post says the bill received bipartisan support when it was introduced in the Senate and the House of Representatives earlier this year. The FASTER Act was developed

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