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Mislabeled Food Leads to Allergy Risk

 

By Breanna Bellatti

A popular Starbucks pre-packaged food wrap, the Edamame Hummus Wraps, were mislabeled for allergies, as they might contain pieces of Thai Style Chicken Peanut Wraps. This means the Edamame Hummus Wraps might contain peanuts, despite their lack of peanut-allergen labelling. The products that are affected by this mislabelled were assembled on 16 February 2016 and expired three days later, so they should no longer be in Starbucks cafes.

However, despite the danger being gone, this sort of mislabelling raises the question: If you have food allergies, how can you be sure you’re safe when eating food made by others?