In 2004, Congress passed the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act.  Its goal was to provide allergic consumers the information to make healthy and smart decisions, by having foods containing the Top 8 allergens clearly labeled.  Unfortunately, manufacturers have been slow to comply and consistently fail to accurately label their products, putting the allergic public in danger. But you can stay of top of your allergens with these alert services…

If you want to stay up to date on product recalls because of undeclared allergens, there are a couple different ways the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) can keep you up to date.

You can receive emails from FAAN, by following this link and filling out the form.  If you have a blog reader, like iGoogle, my Yahoo, my AOL, among others, you can use this link to subscribe to FAAN’s news feed.

It seems like there are posts daily by FAAN, warning consumers about undeclared allergens in packaged food.  Receiving this information can help keep you and your family safe.