Same here franknbeans. My son has to have an epi-pen with several hundred feet of him at all times for an anaphylactic reaction to accidental exposure to so many things (milk included) that it is frightening.
I can't even imagine how hard that was when your son was little. Mine is only 9 and when we started this road it was a lot more difficult to trnslate labels. Its is getting better... but slowly.
I personally would love for the FDA to require every single last ingredient and what it is derived from to be listed on packaging.
Yep, the UDSA and FDA both fall far short!
I’m willing to give someone the benefit of the doubt because I think that no matter why someone is looking at their food source and at least trying to make informed choices for whatever their reasons…health, ethical, environmental….etc… it can only be a good thing.
And, if someone wants to avoid products that may have horse parts in them, then hey…more power to them. It is a legitimate reason that can lead a person to go on and consider even more food choices.
Learning where one’s food comes from often starts with just one item or thing that has nothing to do with a disease or condition diagnosis and it can be statements like the OP made that will encourage someone else to maybe stop and look at their own food choices because they might not have known that fact before.
I’m also gluten intolerant. While I haven’t done the tests like my son had to have for actual celiac disease, there was no need for them as it became very obvious after my pregnancy.