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Today the ingredient sesame is not required to be listed as an allergen in the ingredient statement on food packages, however, that could change based on the information the FDA is now gathering. On Oct. 29, 2018, the FDA issued a request for information to study sesame allergies in the US. The FDA is also requesting industry input on the prevalence of sesame-containing foods sold in order to understand the possible costs that future regulatory action might bring to food manufactures that produce sesame-containing foods.
The comment period opens October 30, 2018 and will remain open for 60 days.
Further instructions can be found in the Request for Information.
See the statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the FDA’s new consideration of labeling for sesame allergies.
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