As you may know, only eight major food ingredients are covered under FALCPA, the act of congress that establishes rules for the disclosure of allergens on a product’s label. FALCPA has many deficiencies, among them the small number of allergens it covers.
There is currently a petition circulating on the White House website to expand the allergens covered by FALCPA to include sesame seeds and mustard seeds, two common food ingredients that can cause severe reactions including anaphylaxis. We are asking all our readers to please sign the petition by visiting this petition link. With your help, people with allergies to these ingredients will be afforded better protection with more complete allergen disclosure on food labels.
If you are interested in learning more about FALCPA, see our article: 5 Things You Should Know About Food Labels. Our expansive snack guide, which lists snacks that are all sesame seed free as well as peanut, tree nut and egg free, can be found by clicking here.