• Growers want coconuts off the FDA list of major allergens

    1 month ago - By Food Safety

    Tree nuts, including coconuts, are classified as “major allergens” under the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 .
    But a campaign is now underway to get coconuts off the list. Coconuts grow on trees and are called a nut, but they are not tree nuts nor are they much of an allergen.
    The Texas-based Coconut Coalition of American launched a campaign Monday to “make it clear that coconuts are not tree nut allergens.” The industry-led coalition plans to petition the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove the coconut from the list of “tree nuts” in the FALCPA Guidance...
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