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New FDA labels to introduce peanuts to babies

Posted at 11:00 AM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-14 11:00:45-04

COLUMBIA, MO (KOMU/CNN) - The Food and Drug Administration will soon label foods that contain crushed peanuts that are appropriate for infants to eat.

The announcement comes following the release of a study from the Immune Tolerance Network.

That study found that introducing peanut products to kids between four and 10 months in age significantly reduced the chance they would develop a peanut allergy.

Heather Ninichuck has a 4-year-old who is allergic to peanuts.

"Hopefully, it helps parents make that decision instead of being kind of lost of what to do, because I feel like they've gone back and forth over the years about whether to give or not give peanuts to the little ones," she said.

No word yet on when these labeled products will hit the market.

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