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FDA Guidance Clarifies Labeling For Supplements Containing Food Allergens

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Manufacturers of dietary supplements are required to begin labeling products that contain major food allergens on Jan. 1 in order to comply with the Food Allergen Labeling & Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA)

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