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Growers want coconuts off the FDA list of major allergens

Discussion in 'Food Safety' started by daveomak.fs, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. daveomak.fs

    daveomak.fs Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Growers want coconuts off the FDA list of major allergens
    By Dan Flynn on Sep 11, 2019 12:08 am Tree nuts, including coconuts, are classified as “major allergens” under the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA). 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.... Continue Reading
     
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Agreed. Nut allergies are a serious thing but the same folks deathly Allergic to Tree Nuts, drink Gallons of Coke, Cola Nut extract and slather there body in Shea Butter, Shea Nut Extract. Is Coconut any different?...JJ