Food Allergens FAQ

What is a food allergy?
How dangerous are food allergies?
How common are food allergies among Americans?
Are children with food allergies more likely to have other heath complications?
Is a food allergy the same as a food intolerance?
What is an example of a food intolerance?
What is more dangerous, a food allergy or a food intolerance?
How long does it take for food allergy symptoms to develop?
What are the most common signs and symptoms of a food allergy?
What is anaphylaxis?
What are the symptoms of anaphylaxis from food allergens?
What are the major food allergens?
What is the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA)?
Is every allergen covered under FALCPA?
What is cross contact?
Are there labeling laws or regulations covering cross contact of allergens?
How can someone with a food allergy prepare for unintentional exposure?
Is there a cure for food allergies?
Is support available for someone affected by food allergies?
Where can I find out more?