Food Allergies

VIDEO: Some Companies May Not Be Following Illinois Law requiring Food Warning Labels for Sesame Allergies

Original story and reporting by Samantha Chatman for ABC 7 Chicago on November 24th. Link to original story and video segment may be found HERE. Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:59PM CHICAGO (WLS) — A new Illinois law is supposed to protect both adults and children with sesame allergies, but some argue that law is giving…

More than 1.5 million Americans are allergic to sesame. Food companies don’t have to list it on their labels.

Original article written for NewFoodEconomy.org on 10/28/19 by Ximena Greenhouse. Link to original story may be found HERE. ore than 1.5 million Americans experience adverse reactions to sesame every year. The flareups can be relatively minor—skin irritations like hives, for instance—or serious and life-threatening, like whole-body anaphylaxis. The FDA does not include sesame on its…

Illinois becomes first state to require insurers to cover EpiPens for kids, but questions remain about costs

Original story written by Lisa Schencker for the Chicago Tribune on August 14th, 2019. Link to original article may be found HERE Photo credit to Rich Pedroncelli for the Associated Press. Health insurance companies will have to cover life-saving EpiPens or similar devices for kids with allergies under a new state law that takes effect…

New Study Finds Prevalence of Sesame Allergy, as Illinois Becomes First State to Mandate Sesame Labeling on Packaged Foods

Original Article published by Food and Drug Law at Keller and Heckman LLP on August 7th, 2019 for the National Law Review. Link to original story may be found HERE A new study by researchers from Northwestern University found that 0.49% of Americans, or 1.5 million children and adults, reported having an allergy to sesame, based on…

Sesame Allergy Rates Are Increasing: Here’s What to Know

Original story written by Kristen Fischer on August 2nd, 2019, for Healthline.com Link to original article may be found HERE   Sesame allergy is more common than most people may think, according to a new studyTrusted Source published today in JAMA Network Open. More than 1 million children and adults in the United States have the allergy,…

Illinois Lawmaker Wants Clearer Labeling For Sesame

Originally written for National Public Radio – Illinois on 4/21/19 by Mary Hansen. Link to original article may be found HERE. Around 150,000 children have an allergy to sesame, a study from Northwestern University shows. A proposal at the Illinois Statehouse could help parents and children avoid foods with the ingredient. State Rep. Jonathan Carroll’s eight-year-old…
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