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Strides in Food Allergy Advocacy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Even though 32 million Americans have food allergies, protections for people with food allergies are still lacking. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and its division Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) have been advocating for better food allergy awareness and for ways to prevent severe allergic reactions. Engagement With FDA During COVID-19 – AAFA is leading a coalition of 13 other food allergy organizations to respond to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) "Temporary...
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Sesame Allergy Alert - Kind Oats & Honey Granola with Toasted Coconut

KFA Food Alerts ·
Allergy Alert: KIND Issues Voluntary Recall Due to Undeclared Sesame Seeds in Oats & Honey For Immediate Release July 7, 2020 Contacts Consumers: customerservice@kindsnacks.com Media: Jenna Thornton 203-803-3653 thornton@kindsnacks.com Announcement KIND Healthy Snacks (KIND) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of Oats & Honey Granola with Toasted Coconut pouches due to the presence of sesame seeds, which is not listed as an ingredient in the product. The label does list “sesame...
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What Progress Is Being Made to Improve Sesame Labeling?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Sesame labeling has been a common topic in the news and our community recently. We wanted to give you an update on progress we’ve made advocating for better sesame labeling.
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Re: Advocacy Update: FDA Moves Forward on Sesame Labeling

Penny Wright ·
I’d like to see Sunflower added as well. So many vegan foods use Sunflower oil and my 2 yr old granddaughter is severely allergic. Her allergist said it’s becoming more prevelant
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Share Your Allergy Reactions to Sesame With the FDA

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Sesame allergy ranks ninth in prevalence behind the top 8 allergens. But manufacturers are not required to clearly label sesame on their products. It can even go unlabeled under terms like “spices” and “natural flavoring.” This is very distressing as reactions to sesame can be among the most severe for adults and children. We are asking community members who have had an adverse reaction to sesame, or care for someone who has, to share their story with the FDA.
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Egg Allergy Alert - Dole™ Sesame Asian Chopped Salad Kit

KFA Food Alerts ·
Dole Fresh Vegetables Announces Limited Voluntary Recall of Dole™ Sesame Asian Chopped Salad Kit Due to Undeclared Allergens For Immediate Release January 05, 2021 Contacts Consumer 1-800-356-3111 Media William Goldfield 1-818-874-4853 William.Goldfield@Dole.com Announcement Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of Dole™ Sesame Asian Chopped Salad Kit. Description UPC Best If Used By Date Lot Code Dole™ Sesame Asian Chopped Salad 0-71430-00035-9...
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Re: Food Allergy Advocacy Win: The President Signs the FASTER Act and Makes Sesame a Major Allergen

akkerber ·
Oh so happy about this! Thank you, thank you!
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Re: Food Allergy Advocacy Win: The President Signs the FASTER Act and Makes Sesame a Major Allergen

Nutfreemama1 ·
wonderful job!! mustard and lupine next pretty please :-) and refined peanut oil too. (no hidden ingredients really should be standard now). we have many allergies (sesame isn’t one of them) but thank you for fighting for those w that allergy.
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Advocacy Update: FDA Moves Forward on Sesame Labeling

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Update: The president has signed the FASTER ACT! On April 23, 2021, President Biden signed the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research Act of 2021, also called the FASTER Act (H.R.1202/S.578), into law. This bill expands the definition of major allergens to include sesame and requires analysis of food allergy research. This is a huge advocacy milestone for people with food allergies. Thank you for helping us advocate for this bill. On March 3, 2021, the Senate passed the...
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Food Allergy Advocacy Win: The President Signs the FASTER Act and Makes Sesame a Major Allergen

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Update: The president has signed the FASTER ACT! On April 23, 2021, President Biden signed the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research Act of 2021, also called the FASTER Act (H.R.1202/S.578), into law. This bill expands the definition of major allergens to include sesame and requires analysis of food allergy research. Under the FASTER Act, food manufacturers have until Jan. 1, 2023, to update labels of products containing sesame. But you may see sesame appear on labels...
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FASTER Act, Which Would Recognize Sesame as a Top Food Allergen, Moves One Step Closer to Becoming Law

KFA News Team ·
Update: The president has signed the FASTER ACT! On April 23, 2021, President Biden signed the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research Act of 2021, also called the FASTER Act (H.R.1202/S.578), into law. This bill expands the definition of major allergens to include sesame and requires analysis of food allergy research. This is a huge advocacy milestone for people with food allergies. Thank you for helping us advocate for this bill. On Dec. 9, 2020, the Senate passed the Food...
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Advocacy Update: Congress Reintroduces Bill on Sesame Labeling and Food Allergy Research

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Update: The president has signed the FASTER ACT! On April 23, 2021, President Biden signed the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research Act of 2021, also called the FASTER Act (H.R.1202/S.578), into law. This bill expands the definition of major allergens to include sesame and requires analysis of food allergy research. This is a huge advocacy milestone for people with food allergies. Thank you for helping us advocate for this bill. On Feb. 22, 2021, the House representatives...
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Re: Food Allergy Advocacy Win: The President Signs the FASTER Act and Makes Sesame a Major Allergen

JR Denson ·
@Nutfreemama1 @akkerber Happy to help! This was a huge victory of course, but we're certainly not done. We're going to keep pushing on these issues.
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Sesame Allergy Alert: Legacy Foods Company Beef Jerky Products

KFA Food Alerts ·
Legacy Food Company, Inc. Recalls Beef Jerky Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Ingredient WASHINGTON, May 26, 2021 – Legacy Food Company, Inc., a Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 67,895 pounds of beef jerky due to misbranding and an undeclared ingredient, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains sesame oil, which is not declared on the product label. The beef jerky items...
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