Sesame will join the major food allergens list on January 1, FDA says

Health December 29, 2022 News
Sesame will join the major food allergens list on January 1, FDA says

From CNN | Health by Kristen Rogers, CNN

Starting January 1, sesame will join the list of major food allergens defined by law, according to the US Food and Drug Administration.

The change comes as a result of the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research Act, or FASTER Act, which was signed into law in April 2021.

The FDA has been reviewing whether to put sesame seeds on the major food allergens list — which also includes milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans — for several years. Adding sesame to the major food allergens list means foods containing sesame will be subject to specific food allergen regulatory requirements, including those regarding labeling and manufacturing.

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