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Congress Sends Sesame Labeling Bill To President

By Beth Wang / April 15, 2021 at 11:57 AM
The House on Wednesday (April 14) passed a bipartisan bill that will require food makers declare sesame as an allergen on their food labels. The bill, which cleared the Senate in March, now heads to the president’s desk. FDA has urged manufacturers to voluntarily disclose whether their products include sesame, but Sen. Tim Scott’s (R-SC) Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act of 2021 (S. 578) makes it mandatory. House lawmakers passed the bill by a 415--11 vote...


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