Sesame Allergy Labeling Quick Facts

An estimated 1.1 million people in the United States live with sesame allergy, and accidental exposure to sesame for some poses potentially deadly risks. Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), along with allergy experts, members of Congress, and concerned citizens, are urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require that sesame be clearly declared in foods in the same manner as other major allergens.