FARE Sends Letter to FDA Regarding Draft Guidance on Voluntary Sesame Labeling
A Statement from Lisa Gable, Chief Executive Officer, FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education): “On behalf of the 32 million Americans who suffer from life-threatening food allergies, and the 1.5 million Americans allergic to sesame, FARE is disappointed in the FDA’s proposed guidance to industry regarding the ‘Voluntary Disclosure of Sesame as an Allergen’ issued on November 10. While the guidance is a step in the right direction, sesame needs to be recognized as the ninth top allergen and it must be labeled.”
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