Interesting piece in Kaiser Health News questioning a decision by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to adopt "new temporary guidelines allowing manufacturers facing supply chain shortages amid the COVID-19 pandemic to make ingredient substitutions without changing food labels."
According to the story, "While FDA spokesperson Peter Cassell declined to address specific concerns from consumers with food allergies, he said the new guidelines were developed in conjunction with other federal agencies as one of several temporary measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Manufacturers are required to make ingredient substitutions public."
You can read the story here.
I'm sure that people who get sick or die from allergy attacks will take comfort i the fact that at least it was made easier for businesses to label their products in a time of pandemic.
Geez. What a crock. This is about labels being inaccurate … and knowingly so. It strikes me as a fundamental abdication of responsibility.