FDA considering adding sesame to list of major allergens


November 27, 2018

Allergiesfood allergyfood allergy products

Did you know that the FDA is considering adding sesame to the list of allergens food manufacturers are required on their product labels?

Current federal law requires that foods products containing one of the eight “major food allergens” – milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans – be clearly labelled and declared using its common or usual name on food labels. This law called the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCA) was passed in 2004. These eight food groups account for 90% of serious food allergies in the US.

We have been seeing a rise of sesame allergy cases as well and that is why the FDA is considering adding it as the ninth major allergen. For more information and to comment to the FDA yourself, please see the following:


This entry was posted in Allergies, food allergy, food allergy products on November 27, 2018 by AENT Team.

Education Hub

  • Asthma

Lung Function Testing

Pulmonary function testing (also called spirometry) is essential in the diagnosis and ongoing management of asthma. This test will help…

  • Allergies
  • Allergy
  • Allergy Treatment

Allergy Shots

Purpose The purpose of allergen immunotherapy (allergy injections/shots) is to decrease your sensitivity to allergy-causing substances (allergens), so that exposure…

  • Allergies
  • Allergy
  • Allergy Drops

Allergy Drops

What are Allergy Drops?  Allergy drops are a form of immunotherapy commonly known as SLIT. The allergen containing drops are…

Book an appointment

Call our practice to book your appointment: 512-346-7936


Request an appointment