Academy Provides Input on Sesame Allergens to FDA

03/08/2021 - The Academy supports the FDA's request for comments on draft guidance as a necessary step to help consumers avoid a food that may cause an allergic reaction.

As noted in the comment letter sent to FDA, "between 700,000-1,500,000 U.S children and adults are believed to have a sesame allergy, with experts suggesting sesame allergies are becoming more prevalent, rising significantly from an estimated 500,000 cases in 2015."

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics supports science-based food regulations and recommendations that are applied consistently across sectors. meaningful information to help individuals with sesame allergies identify additional foods that may contain sesame as an ingredient or additive.

Read the comment letter.