The Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act (H.R. 2117), a bill supported by the AAAAI, passed the House of Representatives today with a unanimous voice vote. The FASTER Act directs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to expand data collection of information related to food allergies and specific allergens, and revises the definition of major allergen to specifically include sesame. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR), and Representative Doris Matsui (D-CA) spoke in support of the bill.
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