Nearly 32 million Americans live with food allergies and related disorders. These diseases affect their health and quality of life.
That’s why Congresswoman Doris Matsui introduced the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act (H.R. 2117) to improve the health and safety of those living with food allergies and related disorders. The introduction of the FASTER Actis the culmination of more than a year of legislator education, policy refinement and advocacy by FARE, resulting in legislation that will improve the lives of the millions of Americans with food allergies.
The FASTER Act would:
- Collect national information on Americans’ exposure to food allergens and the prevalence of food allergies for specific allergens.
- Update allergen labeling laws to include “sesame” and add new labeling requirements for additional allergens as new scientific evidence emerges.
- Expand current guidance on patient experience data to include food allergies.
- Study the economic costs of food allergies.
FARE works on behalf of the 32 million Americans who have food allergies.