Another sesame petition

Started by LinksEtc, August 26, 2014, 02:16:46 PM

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Tweeted by @FoodAllergyBuzz & @briheller

"Add Sesame Seeds as an allergen to US Product labeling laws"

We're all thinking the same thing ... that it is time to label for sesame.

This isn't the petition that I personally am going to throw all of my energy into ... but I think soon all of us sesame folks will work together and they will have to stop ignoring us.


Brian added this update:

QuoteSesame Petition reaches 4,000 signatures; Now formally backed by CSPI, forcing FDA to respond!!

brian heller
Vienna, VA

Nov 19, 2014 — Thanks to your help, we now have OVER 4,000 SIGNATURES on this petition to the FDA to require sesame disclosure on food labels. The petition also got the attention of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). They have now converted it into a more formal petition -- one to which the FDA IS LEGALLY REQUIRED TO REPLY!! Thank you CSPI!

Our petition is an exhibit to the CSPI's formal petition, so the more signatures we have, the more effective it will be. Let's break 5,000!

Very nice way to get around the "individual consumer" FDA comment issue.   :)


peanut, treenut, sesame
Northeast, US


I shared on Facebook last night asking people to sign. Between 10pm and 5am , 7 of them signed!!!
peanut, treenut, sesame
Northeast, US



Here's where to sign this petition 

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!

Again, here's where to sign the original petition that started it all: 



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.


Thank you Brian! I signed and so did lots of my friends!!
peanut, treenut, sesame
Northeast, US


This comment made me  :)

QuoteDavid Schneider METAIRIE, LA
I am an allergist aware of the scope of this problem and sesame needs to be included on labeling laws

Another doc advocating for us.   :thumbsup:


I'm assuming that all of the major allergy orgs & magazines have heard about this (it's their decision whether & how to get involved and/or inform their members/readers - each group has a right to decide their own priorities) .....

however, I was thinking some of the smaller allergy support groups may not have heard about this ... so if any of you belong to another group (ex - Facebook, IRL, etc), it might not be a bad idea to mention this petition to them.


Maxcie Sikora BIRMINGHAM, AL
I am a pediatric allergist. I see children with sesame allergy all of the time. Plainly labeling


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