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Sesame Seeds May Join FDA Food Allergens List

Posted by Eric Sandberg, M.D. on Jan 28, 2019 8:20:00 AM

You may not know this, but about 15 million Americans, including an estimated 5.9 million children are believed to have food allergies. Those allergies can range in severity and symptoms, from having itchy lips while eating apples, to severe life-threatening breathing problems after ingestion of peanuts. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which keeps a close eye on potential food allergy threats, is considering adding another food to the list of allergens that food manufacturers must declare on their labels: sesame seeds. 

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Topics: FDA list of food allergens, sesame seed allergy, sesame allergies

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