Illinois food manufacturing injury lawyerMany people are seriously concerned about food allergies, and it is essential that food packaging accurately lists all ingredients to protect consumers. Suppose you have experienced a severe allergic reaction after consuming a product that did not mention wheat on its label. In that case, you may wonder what legal options are available to you, and an Illinois lawyer can help.

Understanding Food Labeling Laws

The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) is a federal law that requires food manufacturers to list the eight major allergens, including wheat, on their product labels. This law applies to all packaged foods regulated by the FDA. If a product contains wheat but fails to disclose it on the label, the manufacturer may be in violation of FALCPA.