We have made a number of changes to our Safe Snack Guide as of this revision:
- Sesame Seeds – No Longer Supported by This Guide
After much deliberation, we have removed sesame seeds from the list of allergens that are addressed by this guide; i.e. from this revision forward, sesame seeds and their derivations may appear as ingredients in snacks listed in this guide. We realize this may prove a hardship for those with allergies to sesame but we feel that the current labeling regimen is inadequate to the task. We will resume support for sesame once FALCPA is augmented by legislation that expands the list of allergens to include it.
Discontinue use of this guide for people who are allergic to sesame seeds.
- Addition of Guide Download and Expiration Dates
In addition to the revision date, each copy of the guide will now display the date it was downloaded as well as an expiration date after which the present copy should be discarded and a new copy downloaded. We have added this feature to ensure that our readers always have a current copy of the guide that reflects the latest revisions and product advisories.
- Product Additions and Clarifications
Responding to reader requests, we have added a variety of large (1.5 Qt) ice cream tubs to our guide which are especially popular for parties and special events. We have also clarified product information for a number of frozen treats such as pops, fudge bars and ice cups.
- Disclaimer and Notes – Moved to First Page
We have moved the disclaimer and notes section to the first page to ensure that our readers are fully aware of the limitations of our guide.