October 20, 2021

FASTER Act For Sesame Labeling as Food Allergen Passes U.S. House

The FASTER Act for sesame labeling¬†and food allergy research has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill, called the Food Allergen Safety, Treatment, education, and Research Act (S. 578), ¬†passed the U.S. Senate on March 3, 2021, and it now goes from Congress to President Biden for his signature. This bill has been long advocated for by food allergy and food safety advocates. Now, sesame products must be labeled as allergens on all processed and packaged foods, which will help the 1,600,000 Americans who are allergic to this ingredient. Lisa Gable, chief executive officer of Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), said in a statement, "There is nothing more important to the food allergy community than ensuring that the FASTER Act is put into law. On behalf of the … [Read more...]

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