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CSPI asks FDA to add sesame to list of allergens, mandate labeling

CSPI asks FDA to add sesame to list of allergens, mandate labeling

By Elizabeth Crawford

FDA should protect the estimated 300,000 to 500,000 Americans who are dangerously allergic to sesame by mandating the ingredient be labeled clearly when in foods and when products are made on the same machinery as foods with the ingredient, the Center...

Allergen-free: time for clarity

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Allergen-free: time for clarity

Claiming 'free from' is not a light statement to make. Lives depend
on it. As scientific progress questions the validity of such
claims, it is time to establish exact guidelines and communicate
these to people for whom ingredients...

FSA feedback for allergens

FSA feedback for allergens

In a bid to gauge the popularity and concerns of new European rules
on food allergens the UK's food watchdog has launched a public
consultation on the regulations that will mean food labels will
have to list certain potentially...

Breathe easy with vitamin C

Breathe easy with vitamin C

Vitamin C may prevent symptoms associated with respiratory diseases
such as cystic fibrosis and asthma by hydrating the airways and
clearing them from potential pathogens, report scientists this
month, helping to explain some of the...

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