Sesame Allergy: A growing food allergy
When the first case of sesame allergy was reported in 1950, the allergen was considered anything but ordinary. It has since proven its predominance, impinging upon a growing population worldwide. But despite giving the "top eight" allergens in the U.S. some serious competition, sesame allergy has yet to be regarded by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a major food allergen.
Today, the FDA's food allergen awareness program consists of eight common foods that cause serious allergic reactions: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat. Canada and the European Commission include sesame in their lists of major allergy-causing substances. But in the U.S., the allergen hasn't made the cut.
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