Friday, January 2, 2009

Celery Comes with Warning Labels in Europe

Those nice folks over the European Union are slightly more advanced that we Americans when it comes to warning the public about the dangers of celery.

In some countries of the EU, such as France, Germany and Switzerland, celery is one of the most common foods to cause allergic reactions in adults, much like peanuts in the U.S.

In fact, it's SO dangerous there that since November 2005, a food labeling rule was established that requires that pre-packaged food sold in the UK and EU be clearly marked as containing celery if the ingredients contain any amount of celery.

You can read more about it at the Food Standards Agency.

1 comment:

Mushroom Mama said...

I love it!! Your blog made us laugh so hard! We officially join the Leaugue for the Suppression of Celery!! You're awesome. Thank you for inspiring me to finally write a blog. Check it out:

Hope this helps you be more informed about foods you eat, and inspires you to eat more organic foods. Much Love.

A Happy Client