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FDA declares sesame the 9th major food allergen.
FDA declares sesame the 9th major food allergen. The FDA has added sesame as the first new allergen required to be labeled since the original 8 major allergens were introduced in 2004. Under the FASTER Act of 2021, sesame is the 9th major food allergen required to be labeled effective January 1, 2023. This […]
How to get Nutrition Facts for my food label
How to get Nutrition Facts for my food label This is a step-by-step guide to get the Nutrition Facts for your food labels. Step 1: Decide how much food will be in your package The amount of food in the package is called the “net contents”. If your food is solid, sort of solid, or […]
Should you disclose sesame as an allergen on your food label?
Should you disclose sesame as an allergen on your food label? The simple answer is YES. FDA has recently issued draft guidance for the food industry to voluntarily disclose sesame as an allergen on food labels. They have also extended the comment period on this guidance. In plain language, if you have sesame in your […]
What is Nutritional Analysis?
How to Understand Nutritional Analysis Foods are composed of a complicated matrix of compounds. Among these compounds are nutrients that are essential for life and growth. For human food, these nutrients have been defined and mandated by governments to be disclosed on food packaging in most countries around the world. These mandates are intended to […]