If the statement on the label says a food “may contain” an allergen, or was “manufactured on shared equipment” w
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Host: If the statement on the label says, a food may contain an allergen or was manufactured on shared equipment with other allergen containing food, is it safe to eat? Bob Gravani: Well, because of this new Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act many companies have put these designations on their label to make sure that consumers know that even though they do a great job of allergy protection and prevention of cross contact, that there maybe a possibility that these foods contain an offending allergen, let's say tree nuts, for example in baked goods. So they want to make consumers aware that there is an increased risk and the consumer needs to then look at this label and make a conscious decision about whether they want to consume that product or not.