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Sesame, An Allergen in the US?

A recent study found that Americans are more allergic to sesame than to tree nuts. These studies were performed after FDA’s commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, made a statement regarding the consideration of adding sesame to the FDA allergen list and requesting information so the agency could gauge the prevalence and severity of the allergen in the US.

As of now, the EU, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand already require sesame to be included as an allergen on food labels. In July 2019, the first US state, Illinois, also mandated sesame allergen labeling.


The Tentamus Group, in particular, Tentamus North America, offers various services to assist in compliance with food regulations and food labeling. This includes:

  • Product full label review for compliance to avoid misbranding
  • Product nutritional analysis and nutrition fact creation and review to avoid misbranding

Get in touch with our experts. We’re ready to discuss your requirements.



Vy Goddard, Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Tentamus North America
+1 540 684 9211

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