The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revised the guidance, titled, Labeling of Certain Beers Subject to the Labeling Jurisdiction of FDA to add sesame to the list of major food allergens that are required to be included in label information, in addition to other minor changes. Sesame joined the list of major food allergens defined by law as the result of the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act, which was signed into law April 23, 2021.
The present guidance is one of three guidance documents that have been revised to add “sesame” to the list of major food allergens for labeling purposes. The other two are Guidance for Industry: Labeling of Infant Formula, and Guidance for Industry: Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Foods—Third Edition, revisions for both of which were issued in March 2023. The dates of previous editions can be found at the end of each guidance.