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Millions of Americans have food allergies and may experience adverse reactions to products that contain food allergens. And while most allergic reactions cause mild symptoms, some are severe and may even be life-threatening. 

On January 1, 2023, the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act went into effect, and sesame was added as the ninth major food allergen. This means that sesame is now required to be listed on food labels as a major allergen. To learn more about sesame as an allergen visit FASTER Act webpage.


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FASTER Act Social Media Toolkit
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FASTER Act Social Media Toolkit
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  • Sesame was declared a major food allergen by federal law and is now required to be labeled as an allergen on packaged foods, including dietary supplements. Be careful though, it may take some time before all food products have updated labels. Learn more at the FASTER Act Webpage.
  • Sesame was declared the ninth major food allergen in the U.S. Because some packaged foods can have a long shelf life, it’s hard to say when all food products will have updated labels. So, be careful during this transition period! Learn more at the FASTER Act Webpage.
  • Are you allergic to sesame? Because of the FASTER Act, sesame is now required to be labeled as an allergen on packaged foods, including dietary supplements. Remember to check your labels! Learn more about the update at the FASTER Act Webpage.
  • Do you have a sesame allergy in your household? The FASTER Act went into effect in 2023 and requires manufacturers to label sesame as an allergen on packaged food. Check your labels for sesame if you or someone in your household is allergic. Learn more at the FASTER Act Webpage.

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  • Are you or someone in your household allergic to sesame? We have some important news for you!
    Food labels in the U.S. must now list sesame as an allergen. While this regulation went into effect in January 2023, it may take some time for all labels to reflect this change.
    Learn more about the update at the FASTER Act Webpage.
  • While many kinds of foods or ingredients can cause allergic reactions, federal laws focus on nine food allergens that commonly cause serious reactions and require them to be specifically identified on food labels.
    Learn more about how the FASTER Act helps to protect people who are allergic to sesame at the FASTER Act Webpage.

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  • The FASTER Act requires that all packaged food products must declare sesame as an allergen on food product labels.
    Learn more about the new allergen labeling requirements for sesame at www.fda.gov and the link in our bio.
 
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