June 2001 Issue

Allergens Lurk in Sweets

A new investigation of foods brings scary news for the 1% to 2% of adults and 5% of children with food allergies. According to a recent Food and Drug Administration report, up to 25% of the ice cream, candy and cookies it analyzed tested positive for common allergens like peanut and egg, even though those ingredients did not appear on the label. That could prove life-threatening for some people. It takes only a minute amount of peanut,

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