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House Approves Food-Allergen Labeling Bill

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House Approves Food-Allergen Labeling Bill

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House Approves Food-Allergen Labeling Bill

House Approves Food-Allergen Labeling Bill

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The House has approved a bill requiring food labels to list ingredients in laymen's terms. Corbis hide caption

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The House passes legislation requiring food manufacturers to list common food allergens in plain English on their labels, a move already approved in the Senate. Some allergens, such as peanuts, can cause fatal reactions. President Bush is expected to sign the bill into law soon. Hear NPR's Julie Rovner.