Friday, August 29, 2014

Open Sesame!

The top 8 list of allergens is outdated. Sesame is internationally increasing, reaching #3 in Israel, and being recognized on labeling lists throughout Europe, Canada, and Australia. The US needs to follow suit. Sesame is one of the trickiest and most dangerous allergens because it only takes one seed to trigger a life threatening reaction. Because sesame is not labeled in the US, errant seeds can accidentally make their way into hamburger buns, crackers, and bagels that do not normally have seeds. The quality of life for the sesame allergic would increase DRAMATICALLY if sesame was included on the allergen list. Please take a moment to sign.