In 2006, the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) went into effect. The law requires food and dietary supplement manufacturers to clearly list if any of the identified common food allergens are present in the product:
wheat, soy, egg, milk, fish, crustacean shellfish, peanuts and/or tree nuts
These eight foods account for 90% of the food allergies. Vitamer Labs’ “Contains No” statement on all of our product labels is in accordance with the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) allergen label requirements; a full statement looks like this:
“Contains No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives; no wheat, gluten, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, crustacean shellfish or fish.”
FALCPA does not mandate, regulate or standardize the use of “Advisory Labeling”-the cautionary statements made voluntarily by some food manufacturers (for example: “May contain peanuts” or “Processed in a facility that may contain wheat” or “Processed in a facility that may contain soy”).