• U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passes FASTER Act

    10 days ago - By Food Safety

    The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed the FASTER Act, bringing sesame one step closer to becoming the ninth major allergen, as defined by federal law.
    The Act would also require the federal government to analyze research opportunities to help develop more effective treatments for food allergies.
    The legislation, first introduced in the House by Rep. Doris Matsui in April 2019, is designed to improve the safety of those in the food allergy community by declaring sesame the top ninth allergen as recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, making labeling for it...
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