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Re: sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)
« Reply #45 on: November 20, 2014, 12:17:17 PM »
AAFA/KFA


"Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2015"

http://tinyurl.com/zgyxr9u


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Updates to food labeling requirements are overdue; the list of major food allergens has not been updated since 2004.

Help us support this important legislation. Input your information below to tell your members of Congress to support the Food Labeling Modernization Act!







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Re: sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)
« Reply #46 on: November 20, 2014, 12:17:37 PM »
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"Sesame Gains Traction in Push for Food-Labeling Require"
http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2015/11/sesame-gaining-traction-in-congressional-push-for-food-labeling-requirements/#.VlxQw3o8KrU


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Section 8, which would require sesame to be placed on the list of major food allergens

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Section 9 of the proposed legislation goes one step further and requires that, within three years of enactment, signs listing the major food allergens be placed adjacent to non-packaged foods being offered for sale at retail outlets.

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Just this past week, four members of Congress — U.S. Reps. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), and U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) — introduced the Food Modernization Act of 2015



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H.R. 4061, the “Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2015”
November 23, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/ot6wefy






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Re: sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)
« Reply #47 on: November 20, 2014, 12:17:59 PM »
"One tiny sesame seed was all it took"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/one-tiny-sesame-seed-was-all-it-took/2015/11/16/8e14f120-6301-11e5-9757-e49273f05f65_story.html?postshare=2991447699195270&tid=ss_tw

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“There is a fairly broad consensus among those of us who see people with sesame allergy that sesame allergy is comparable [to] and as prevalent as [allergies to] some of the individual tree nuts,” said Wayne Shreffler, director of the Food Allergy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital.





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Re: sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)
« Reply #48 on: November 20, 2014, 12:18:20 PM »
"Understanding and Managing Sesame Allergy (Webinar Recording and Recap)"
http://blog.foodallergy.org/2015/10/22/understanding-and-managing-sesame-allergy-webinar-recording-and-recap/#_ga=1.251041477.23381587.1434562410

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On Wednesday, October 14, FARE was joined by Dr. Robert Wood, for a webinar titled Understanding and Managing Sesame Allergy.

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Mr. Riccio encouraged webinar attendees to share their sesame allergy stories with FARE, sign up for advocacy alerts, and let their congressmen/women know that adding sesame FALCPA is an issue important to their families.






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Re: sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)
« Reply #49 on: November 20, 2014, 12:18:40 PM »
http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FDA-2015-N-3230-0001

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All comments submitted to any FDA docket on or after October 15, 2015, will be publically posted, unless otherwise determined not to be subject to posting as described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2015–N–3230]
Consumer Comments—Public Posting and Availability of Comments Submitted to Food and Drug Administration Dockets
AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.
ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is changing the Agency’s long standing practice of not publically posting on http://www.regulations.gov comments submitted by individuals in their individual capacity. These are generally comments from people who self-identify as an ‘‘individual consumer’’ under the field titled ‘‘Category (Required)’’ on the ‘‘Your Information’’ page on http:// www.regulations.gov. Changing FDA’s practice to routinely post these comments, as we do other comments, will increase the transparency and public utility of FDA’s public dockets.
It will better enable our public dockets to function as intended: To share information and encourage an open exchange of ideas.

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This change fulfills a recommendation from the 2010 FDA Transparency Initiative




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Re: sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)
« Reply #50 on: November 20, 2014, 12:18:55 PM »
Tweeted by @parisreview


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http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/1791/the-art-of-fiction-no-137-alice-munro


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Re: sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)
« Reply #51 on: December 08, 2014, 07:40:20 AM »
Please sign this petition to the FDA requiring better labeling of sesame https://www.change.org/p/fda-add-sesame-seeds-as-an-allergen-to-us-product-labeling-laws-require-them-to-be-disclosed-on-us-food-labels  Anyone can sign this informal petition on Change.org, but the more signatures, the more they will take notice. 

FYI:  This informal petition led to a more formal "citizen's petition" by CSPI, which is not the type that take signatures, but rather, is the type the FDA must reply to by law!  http://cspinet.org/new/201411181.html

Again, here's where to sign the original petition that started it all:  https://www.change.org/p/fda-add-sesame-seeds-as-an-allergen-to-us-product-labeling-laws-require-them-to-be-disclosed-on-us-food-labels 

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Re: sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)
« Reply #52 on: December 08, 2014, 07:50:20 AM »
Brian,

Most of us sesame folks at FAS have already signed your petition.  I support it & the CSPI petition.  Thank you for your efforts to help those with sesame allergies.

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Re: sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)
« Reply #53 on: May 24, 2015, 09:48:26 PM »
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Re: sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)
« Reply #54 on: May 25, 2015, 07:48:29 AM »
Thank you for sharing that Links.  :)
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Re: sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)
« Reply #55 on: April 26, 2016, 02:46:40 PM »
Sesame Allergy
http://www.foodallergy.org/allergens/sesame

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Sesame is not currently included in the list of major allergens that must be declared by food manufacturers as part of the Food Allergen Labeling Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA), although FARE supports the addition of sesame to the list of “major food allergens” that are required to be identified on ingredient labels of processed foods.

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The list below includes information about ingredients to avoid if you have a sesame allergy, including uncommon names for the ingredient.



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Re: sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)
« Reply #56 on: Yesterday at 09:13:31 PM »
Although I'm not too active at FAS anymore, I do read here sometimes, and I saw that somebody was asking about the current status of the sesame labeling efforts .... so I thought that I would update this thread.

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I was a sesame labeling advocate from 2008-2015 ... my comment was included with the 2014 CSPI petition (K.P. - Page 16)

https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FDA-2014-P-2035-0001

https://cspinet.org/sites/default/files/attachment/11-18-sesame-petition.pdf

I tried lots of tactics over the years trying to get that allergen labeled .... some clever imo ... some naive and kind of embarrassing at this point ... I don't want to rehash everything but ...

maybe I'll share a small part of the story before moving on to the topic of where things might be headed now.




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Re: sesame seeds labeling: US specific (laws, loopholes)
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