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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

President Biden Signs FASTER Act Into Law - Adds Sesame as an allergen

April 23, 2021 - from foodallergy.org/:

"The Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research Act of 2021 (FASTER Act), was signed into law by President Joseph R. Biden Jr."

"This new law requires that sesame be labeled on packaged goods by January 1, 2023. In addition, the Secretary of Health and Human Services is tasked with conducting a comprehensive research report on food allergies. Lastly, our new law establishes a scientific, risk-based process for adding new allergens to be labeled. "

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