The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued draft guidance on how it will evaluate the public health importance of a food allergen not listed as a major food allergen. Topics in the guidance include (i) scientific factors FDA will consider; (ii) what types of information will be relevant to the labeling and production of food containing the allergen; and (iii) recommendations for identifying and analyzing evidence for the evaluation of a non-listed food allergen.

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