ID

AREC-55P(FST-330P)

Authors as Published

Abigail Villalba, Extension Specialist, Virginia Tech Virginia Seafood AREC; Karla Ruzicka, USDC/NOAA Seafood Inspection Program Chief, Training & Education


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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 11 million Americans have food allergies. A food allergy can trigger symptoms ranging from a tingling mouth, swelling of the tongue and throat, hives, and abdominal cramps to anaphylaxis and — in severe cases — death (CDC 2012). Consumers with known allergies must read labels to identify allergenic foods or ingredients on packaged products so they can more easily avoid them.


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Publication Date

September 11, 2019