Decoding Food Labels: Tools for People with Food Allergies
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Gollub, Elizabeth A., and Amy H. Simonne. 2004. “Decoding Food Labels: Tools for People With Food Allergies: FCS8781/FY723, 11/2004”. EDIS 2004 (18). Gainesville, FL.


The goal of this publication is to provide information to help consumers understand ingredient statements on food packages, so they can avoid foods and food-products that might contain specific allergens. It also differentiates between allergies and intolerances, and discusses the potential for cross-contamination of foods both in and away from the home. This document is FCS8781, one of a series of the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611. First published: November 2004. 

FCS8781/FY723: Decoding Food Labels: Tools for People with Food Allergies (
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