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Egg Allergy Alert - Gourmet Take Away Sesame Noodle Salad Vegan

KFA Food Alerts ·
Market of Choice Issues Allergy Alert for Undeclared Egg in Sesame Noodle Salad Vegan For Immediate Release September 10, 2018 Contact Consumers Patrick Lowen patrickl@marketofchoice.com 541-513-0486 Announcement Market of Choice, based in Eugene, Ore., is recalling its Gourmet Take Away Sesame Noodle Salad Vegan, because it contains undeclared egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggrun the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this...
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17% of Children With Food Allergies May Have a Sesame Allergy

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Investigators at the National Institutes of Health have found that sesame allergy is common among children with other food allergies, occurring in an estimated 17% of this population. In addition, the scientists have found that sesame antibody testing—whose utility has been controversial—accurately predicts whether a child with food allergy is allergic to sesame. The research was published on Oct. 28 in the journal Pediatric Allergy and Immunology.
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AAFA Applauds FDA First Steps Toward Declaring Sesame as Major Allergen

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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the premiere nonprofit representing patients with asthma and allergies, applauds the recent request for information and statement from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) demonstrating its commitment to explore the classification of sesame as a major allergen. Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.
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Tell the FDA to List Sesame as a Major Food Allergen on Food Labels

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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We Need Your Story About Sesame Labeling in the U.S.

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Have you had issues with undeclared sesame or sesame hiding in foods? We need your story to submit to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prove the need for allergen labeling for sesame in the U.S. Send us your examples of the following to advocacy@aafa.org . Foods with undeclared sesame - these are foods where a) “sesame” is not listed in the ingredients, and b) you confirmed separately that there is sesame in the product. Food labels where sesame is listed in the ingredients under an...
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Peanut Allergy Alert - New Seasons Sesame Noodle Chicken Salad

KFA Food Alerts ·
New Seasons Market Recalls Ready-To-Eat Sesame Noodle Chicken Salad Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Class I Recall Release: 062-2018 Health Risk: High Date: Jul 16, 2018 Distribution List PDF Congressional and Public Affairs Felicia Thompson (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov WASHINGTON, July 16, 2018 – New Seasons Market, a Portland, Ore. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat sesame noodle chicken salad products due to misbranding and...
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Proposed Federal Bill Adds Sesame to List of Major Allergens

Kids With Food Allergies ·
An important bill in Congress adds sesame to the list of major allergens that must be declared on a food label. 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. The Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2015 (HR 4061) would make sesame the ninth allergen regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition, the...
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It’s Time to Label Sesame a Major Allergen

Kids With Food Allergies ·
For people with food allergies, accurate food labels are important. Ingredient labels became clearer when the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act went into effect in 2006 – at least for those allergic to one of the top eight major food allergens. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts and soybeans as major food allergens.
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Milk and Sesame Allergy Alert: Wendy's New Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Wendy’s® is testing a New Grilled Chicken Sandwich that affects people with milk and sesame allergies.   The new chicken sandwich has sauce that contains milk (besides the original egg). It comes on a multigrain bun containing:...
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Sesame Now the Ninth Most Common Food Allergy in the United States

KFA News Team ·
Sesame allergy appears increasingly common among United States children and adults, with new research establishing it as the ninth most common type of food allergy.
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Sesame Seed Allergy Alert - New York Style Sausage Co. Pork Products

KFA Food Alerts ·
FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Raw Pork Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen For Immediate Release November 2, 2019 Congressional and Public Affairs Veronika Pfaeffle (202) 720-9113 FSISpress@usda.gov Announcement WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert because New York Style Sausage Co., a Sunnyvale, Calif. establishment, sold 77 pounds of raw pork sausage products that...
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U.S. Sesame Seed Allergy Cases Are Rising

Kids With Food Allergies ·
"A 2005 study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, named sesame allergy a 'significant, serious and growing problem,'" said Phil Lempert , a food industry analyst, trend watcher and creator of supermarketguru.com. "It's the No. 3 allergen in Israel, where children are commonly fed nutritious sesame products for protein and iron. In Australia, it's considered the No. 4 biggest allergen, and Canada and the European Commission require sesame to be listed as an allergen...
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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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New Study Shows Sesame Allergy May Be More Common Than Some Top 8 Food Allergies

KFA News Team ·
Recently, the FDA has been asking for more data to support adding sesame to the list of top food allergens. A new study titled “Prevalence and Severity of Sesame Allergy in the United States” has been released by the JAMA Network today in response to the FDA’s request.
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Re: We Need Your Story About Sesame Labeling in the U.S.

Kids With Food Allergies ·
I also want to add that sesame is also used in bath and body care products. It and mustard are incredibly hard allergens to stay away from because they could be "natural flavors" or "spices." We don't buy any processed foods or eat at restaurants. Bakeries have sesame seeds everywhere!
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Re: We Need Your Story About Sesame Labeling in the U.S.

Kids With Food Allergies ·
As a four month old, my son was diagnosed with sesame allergy. We attempted a food challenge with his allergist at age three years. He had "severe life-threatening reaction" (doctor's words) to the smallest dose, equal to about one seed. Continuing to avoid all "natural flavor" and " spice" when companies will not disclose ingredients to us is difficult. Now, as an almost nine year old, he has never eaten in a restaurant. Navigating these school aged years is difficult and handling...
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Re: We Need Your Story About Sesame Labeling in the U.S.

Kids With Food Allergies ·
My 9 yr old son is highly allergic to sesame and had a recent near anaphylaxis reaction to sesame consumption from a salad dressing that contained sesame but sesame wasn’t declared as an allergen.If we ever go out to restaurants to eat he can’t take bread and anything with secret spices and sometimes as simple as pasta dish as sesame is being used more abundantly nowadays.Pizza also is tough for the most part as flour for dough may have traces of sesame.Its a shame that we are far behind the...
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Re: AAFA Applauds FDA First Steps Toward Declaring Sesame as Major Allergen

KFA News Team ·
So happy this is advancing. Thank you for your work on it! While my daughter has not had a known reaction to sesame her rast and skin response to sesame are off the charts. Avoiding it purchased foods is very tricky.
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Re: Share Your Allergy Reactions to Sesame With the FDA

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Yes, thank you for posting this and I am so glad and grateful that people are advocating for the addition of sesame as a "top 9" allergen! My daughter is severely allergic to sesame and it's frustrating to not have it labeled as an allergen. I completed the survey.
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Re: Share Your Allergy Reactions to Sesame With the FDA

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Meghan P-K and LISA, thank you both for completing the survey! Your input will definitely help to reinforce the need for sesame to be included on labels. Thank you for sharing your kiddos' stories! Brenda
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Re: Share Your Allergy Reactions to Sesame With the FDA

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Thank you for posting this. When my son was allergic to sesame it was very frustrating to deal with the lack of awareness of sesame as a serious allergen. My son had multiple reactions as a young child and the survey only allowed me to report one reaction. I tried to click again and it would not let me take the survey again so I only reported one of the bunch of reactions to undeclared sesame he had.
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Re: What Progress Is Being Made to Improve Sesame Labeling?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This is fantastic news!! Brenda
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Re: What Progress Is Being Made to Improve Sesame Labeling?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On Nov. 28, 2018, we updated this post to include two new milestones in the timeline: 2018, November – AAFA meets with representatives of Congressional Asthma and Allergy Caucus to garner support for the inclusion of sesame on food labeling. 2018, November – Congressional Asthma and Allergy Caucus sends a letter prepared by AAFA to FDA Commissioner Gottlieb urging the addition of sesame to the list of major food allergens.
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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

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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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Advocacy Update: FDA Moves Forward on Sesame Labeling

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On Oct. 5, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent proposed guidance “Voluntary Disclosure of Sesame as an Allergen: Guidance for Industry” to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. While this voluntary guidance falls short of the mandatory sesame allergen labeling that we have been advocating for, we feel it is a promising step in the right direction. This is a result of the FDA’s 2018 request for comments from the public on sesame allergy and their review of those...
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