Allergic people in the United States
Eleven million people in the United States are allergic to one or more food ingredients. Each year, 30,000 of these people end up in the emergency room after suffering allergic reactions, and hundreds of them die. Many of these tragic events are tied to poorly written food labels that either fail to identify dangerous allergens or use scientific terms that most consumers don’t recognize. Do food manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure consumers read, understand, and follow warnings on food products? Explain your answer.