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Re: sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2014, 01:54:14 PM »
Quick update.  I hear another org has also been working on this ... I'm just going to wait and see what they decide to do.  I'm not going to post details in this thread.

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Re: sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)
« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2014, 09:28:29 AM »
A very important tweet today:

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Sesame labeling advocates with issues in the lack of sesame labeling, shoot me an email at homa@woodrumlaw.com. Neat opportunity to share.


Send her a tweet or contact her on this blog ASAP :)

http://ohmahdeehness.wordpress.com/about-2/

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Spread the word.

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Re: sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)
« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2014, 11:11:27 AM »
Docs helping patients to surf the internet


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How many people are willing to stand up and say loudly that it is time to label for sesame?  Is our community independent & brave enough?  Are our intentions pure?



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Re: sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)
« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2014, 09:46:35 AM »
"The FDA, ConAgra, Coca-Cola Share Food Allergen Control Strategies"

http://www.foodmanufacturing.com/articles/2014/06/fda-conagra-coca-cola-share-food-allergen-control-strategies


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To clarify allergen-related policy and practices, industry experts from the FDA, Johns Hopkins University, ConAgra and the Coca-Cola Co. presented in a Food Safety Summit workshop, “Food Allergen Control Update,” April 10 at the Baltimore Convention Center.


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The most common allergens, by prevalence, are milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. Sesame is increasingly being recognized as a common allergen, Keet said.




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Re: sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)
« Reply #36 on: October 14, 2014, 09:37:09 AM »
”The Power of Cases"
http://www.6seconds.org/2014/10/07/power-cases/


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Re: sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)
« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2014, 09:36:57 AM »
I was thinking about this today ... what is my role now ...

it is not to be a promoter or a face of this thing ...

no no, a FA-Jedi works more behind the scenes, sometimes you hardly know that they are there at all.

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First, take a small break.

Then, start preparing your regulations.gov comment ... this task I am well prepared for ... it actually will be quite fun I think.    :evil:


(Yes, I know ... I have to get more of a life ... but would like to do this first.)

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Am so glad that all those docs got on board with this.   :heart:




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Re: sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)
« Reply #39 on: November 20, 2014, 12:08:48 PM »
Tweeted by @woodrumlaw

"CSPI Files Sesame Labeling Regulatory Petition"
http://ohmahdeehness.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/cspi-files-sesame-labeling-regulatory-petition/


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In January 2013 Jessica connected me with Janna dePorter, a research associate at CSPI, about CSPI’s work on a petition for the FDA to get sesame labeling going.  I was able to reach out to my own networks so that Janna could speak with other great individuals that wrangle sesame allergies in their life.

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Re: sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)
« Reply #40 on: November 20, 2014, 12:13:27 PM »
I'm going to save some spots for the news articles that we'll likely start seeing more of (so I don't have to keep bumping).

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"CSPI asks FDA to add sesame to list of allergens, mandate labeling"
http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Regulation/CSPI-asks-FDA-to-add-sesame-to-list-of-allergens-mandate-labeling

By Elizabeth Crawford, 20-Nov-2014

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FDA should protect the estimated 300,000 to 500,000 Americans who are dangerously allergic to sesame by mandating the ingredient be labeled clearly when in foods and when products are made on the same machinery as foods with the ingredient, the Center for Science in the Public Interest argues.


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"Allergy experts support group’s call for allergen labeling for sesame"
https://www.agra-net.net/agra/food-chemical-news/food-safety/allergens-contaminants/allergy-experts-support-groups-call-for-allergen-labeling-for-sesame-461792.htm

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Sesame should to be added to the Big 8 list of allergens that must be identified on food labels, say several prominent allergy experts who joined the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) in a petition filed Tuesday (Nov. 18) with the Food and Drug Administration.




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Re: sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)
« Reply #41 on: November 20, 2014, 12:14:38 PM »
Food & Beverage Litigation UPdate
http://www.shb.com/newsletters/Current/FBLU.pdf


"purported"    (Italics mine)


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Let the games begin.   :evil:


There is a time for nice.  This is not that time or my role.






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Re: sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)
« Reply #42 on: November 20, 2014, 12:15:35 PM »
"The Impact on Food Manufacturers if FDA Adds Sesame to List of Allergens"
http://www.stoel.com/shownews.aspx?Show=11791





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Re: sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)
« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2014, 12:16:09 PM »
Tweeted by @bmarler

"FDA Urged to Require Allergen Labeling for Sesame Seeds"
http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2014/12/fda-urged-to-list-sesame-seeds-as-allergens/#.VH5mV3-9KSN

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In a news release, CSPI highlighted the case of a 10-year-old boy in Virginia who was rushed to the emergency room after eating a meal at a restaurant, despite his parents getting the assurance of the staff before ordering that the meal contained no sesame seeds.




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Re: sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)
« Reply #44 on: November 20, 2014, 12:16:41 PM »
Tweeted by @AcademicsSay


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