Food Labeling

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…

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’ sesame labeling law likely to pull nation’s food producers into the requirement

Story originally published for The Center Square on August 1st, 2019, by author Cole Lauterbach. Link to original article may be found HERE Illinois’ newest law is likely to have a nationwide effect on food warning labels across the country, according to an industry expert. The law enacted late last month requires any packaged retail product sold…

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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