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FALCPA Tree Nut Common Names

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Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 also known as FALCPA, requires the top eight food allergens be listed by common name on food labels regulated by the FDA. Below are the common tree nut names specified by the FDA to be used on product labels.

  • Almond
  • Beech nut
  • Brazil nut
  • Butternut
  • Cashew
  • Chestnut (Chinese, American, European, Seguin)
  • Chinquapin
  • Coconut*
  • Filbert/hazelnut
  • Ginko nut
  • Hickory nut
  • Lichee nut
  • Macadamia nut/Bush nut
  • Pecan
  • Pine nut/Pinon nut
  • Pistachio
  • Sheanut
  • Walnut (English, Persian, Black, Japanese, California), Heartnut

Look for these names of tree nuts when reading a food label. To learn more about labeling, take our Food Allergen Labeling Online Course. Or test your knowledge with our short Food Allergen Labeling Quiz.

To have some fun and review your tree nuts try our Tree Nut Word Scramble or our Nut Matching Game

*Coconut is actually not a tree nut, but a member of the palm family, but for labeling the FDA includes it with tree nuts.

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