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13 January, 2022 Health News

Early Peanut Introduction and Reduced Risk of Developing a Peanut Allergy

Early Peanut Introduction and Reduced Risk of Developing a Peanut Allergy


Learn about the FDA's newest notification on peanut allergies.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) undertook a review of a notification in regards of explicit health claims linked to the introduction of certain foods to infants and the reduction in the risk of developing food allergies. In the authorization process of these claims, the FDA took into account statements from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025.
 
Manufacturers can use the following claims on the label of any food product that may be suitable with the claims:
 
“If a baby has severe eczema, egg allergy or both, introducing age-appropriate, peanut-containing foods as early as 4 months may reduce the risk of developing a peanut allergy. Caregivers should check with the baby’s healthcare provider before feeding the baby peanut-containing foods.”
 
“For babies with an increased risk of peanut allergy (babies with severe eczema, egg allergy or both), introducing age-appropriate, peanut-containing foods as early as 4 months may reduce the risk of developing a peanut allergy. Caregivers should check with the baby’s healthcare provider before feeding the baby peanut-containing foods.”
 
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