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US officials, industry and consumers probe growing food allergen problem

With a growing number of recalls associated with allergens and an increasing number of consumers who suffer from food allergies, allergens will likely be the next big challenge that the food industry will battle in the coming decades. From labelling and testing, to establishing safety practices, the food industry is only beginning to see the tip of the iceberg when it comes to issues related to allergens, says Shawn Stevens, founder of Food Industry Counsel Inc., which represents food industry clients.


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