Thursday, December 23, 2004

Expert Says Plain English Will Cause Confusion

New rules that take affect in just over a year will require foods that contain one of eight main food allergens to spell out the food in plain English. That means it would have to say "milk" on the label instead of "caseinate," or "egg" instead of "albumen." A university professor says that'll confuse people, who like me are allergic to eggs -- but never knew I was allergic to "albumen." Get a dictionary before you go to the grocery store. (MSNBC)

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