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Volume 43 - Number 5
September/October 2017

Pediatric Food Allergies: Pitfalls in Current Food Labeling Regulations
Taylor Paige Demkin

Increased awareness about the impact of food allergies on quality of life issues in pediatrics is critical. To create a safe environment for the pediatric food allergic population, parents, healthcare professionals, caregivers, and food handlers must remain informed about current federal food labeling regulations and proposed policies. They must understand the complexities pertaining to the interpretation of food labels, improperly or incompletely labeled foods, and the pitfalls with vague precautionary statements, such as “may contain,” to decrease accidental ingestions, and thus, allergic reactions in the pediatric population.