FARE’s advocacy on behalf of individuals with food allergies, including all those at risk for potentially life-threatening anaphylaxis, is far-reaching. FARE is active in issues involving school policies, food labeling, restaurant regulations and airline travel.
FARE works with policymakers at all levels of government on initiatives and laws focused on making the world safer for the food allergy community. For example, FARE was involved in the passage of the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act, which took effect in 2006 and requires food labels containing any of the eight major food allergens to declare the allergen in plain language on the ingredient list. FARE also played a role in the 2009 passage of a Massachusetts allergy awareness law for restaurants, as well as laws in Illinois and Virginia that allow schools to stock epinephrine in case of anaphylactic emergencies.
You can become an advocate in your community by speaking out and getting involved. To learn more, contact your regional office.
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