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The FASTER Act expands the list of major food allergens


Jan 04, 2023

As of January 1, 2023, the FASTER Act of 2021 (Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research Act of 2021) will expand the list of major food allergens for purposes of packaged food-labeling requirements to include sesame, according to the FDA. Previously, the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 included only eight foods as major allergens: eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soybeans, tree nuts, and wheat.

Between now and Jan. 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is required to do a thorough review of food allergy prevention policies, treatment options and research. They are also required to establish a regulatory process and framework to determine how food can be classified as a major food allergen.


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