Food made with peanuts get a special banner across the label.

Food made with peanuts get a special banner across the label.

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Let’s get the FDA to require that all foods made with peanuts have a big orange stripe down the label to signify peanuts are in the food. Similar to the law passed about clearly labeling calories on food labels, let’s start saving lives by placing a simple “PEANUT” banner on labels!

PEANUT ALLERGY IS THE SECOND MOST COMMON FOOD ALLERGY IN CHILDREN AND IS ON THE INCREASE. IT OCCURS IN ABOUT 1 IN 50 CHILDREN AND 1 IN 200 ADULTS. PEANUT IS THE MOST LIKELY FOOD TO CAUSE ANAPHYLAXIS AND DEATH. IT HAS BEEN ESTIMATED THAT THERE IS ONE DEATH FOR EVERY 200 EPISODES OF ANAPHYLAXIS.

Kids don’t generally pay much attention to the world around them and that includes checking what they’re eating. It would be so easy to teach our children with allergies not to eat the foods with a big orange stripe on it! This solution is much safer and more effective than expecting kids to read the ingredient labels on all the foods they come across. 

Please sign for a big orange stripe!! 

 

“Alexi Ryann Stafford, 15, was at a friend’s house on June 25 when she “made a fatal choice” and took a cookie from an open package of Chips Ahoy! Cookies that had a red wrapping and looked similar to the type of cookies her parents had deemed safe for her, her mother wrote.

But the box, which had the top flap pulled back, actually contained a version of the cookies with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.”

https://www.today.com/health/peanut-allergy-after-girl-s-death-mom-warns-about-food-t133371

Please sign and share if you know anyone affected by life threatening peanut allergies. 

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