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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is standing up for people allergic to sesame. We joined with a consumer advocacy group to ask the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to add sesame to the list of ingredients that must be disclosed on food labels.

Currently, only eight allergens - milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy - are listed on food labels. Allergens not on that list - such as sesame – are sometimes called non top-8 allergens.

AAFA and the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) co-wrote a letter asking the FDA to add sesame to food labels, listing sesame as a major allergen under the Food Allergy Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA).

The letter is in support of CSPI’s 2014 Citizen Petition to the FDA to request the labeling change. 

Add your support for adding sesame to FALCPA. The FDA is still accepting comments on the petition, so add your voice today!

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