“I am proud our team led the way in making food safe for allergic consumers,” said YourEncore expert and food toxicologist Tom Trautman.
When the food allergy issue took off in the mid-90s, Trautman, a board-certified toxicologist, had a lot to do. He was part of the award-winning General Mills team that developed the "Contains" statement for top food allergens. That and the simple language requirement for allergens disclosed any hidden items for consumers with food allergies. These features were adopted by other food companies and became part of the 2006 Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act.