Report on food allergies released
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted July 11, 2005
An advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration has released a draft report on food allergies, including celiac disease, that analyzes the science behind threshold measures that mark the point at which foods trigger an allergic reaction in susceptible individuals.
The report will be considered during a July 13-14 meeting of the agency's Food Advisory Committee. Developed by scientists from the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, the report represents a step toward carrying out the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act, which became law last year.
The draft report is available online (link) and public input is being accepted until Aug. 16. Additional information is available on the FDA's Web site (link).
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/07/11/hlbf0711.htm.