Food

Food Allergens

Each year, millions of Americans have allergic reactions to food. Although most food allergies cause relatively mild and minor symptoms, some food allergies can cause severe reactions, and may even be life-threatening.

There is no cure for food allergies. Strict avoidance of food allergens—and early recognition and management of allergic reactions to food—are important measures to prevent serious health consequences.

Consumer Information

Industry Information

Visit Food Allergens and Gluten-Free Guidance Documents & Regulatory Information for guidance for industry and regulatory information on topics like the Gluten-Free Labeling Proposed Rule, Allergen Guides, Food Allergen Partnership, Label Declaration of Allergenic Substances in Food, and more.

Information from Other Federal Government Agencies

 

Contact FDA

(240)-402-1200
Fax:(301)-436-2973
Office of Food Additive Safety

Additional Contact Information

CFSAN

5001 Campus Drive

College Park, MD 20740-3835

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