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Posted 19 May 2022 - 07:13 PM

Hi, the USA recently moved toward making Sesame Seed one of the Top Allergens and as per FALCPA requires food products to declare if a product contains an allergen.

We are a wholesale distributor of spices dealing in only single mono-ingredient spices. We have a separate allergen room to store our wholesale 50 lbs bags of items which are considered Allergens, e.g. mustard, celery, seasam seed. I am wondering since we are primarily in B2B, do our wholesale bags containing just sesame seed (no other ingredient), require a statement such as "Contains Allergen: Sesame Seed" listed on our labeling? We do not do any direct to consumer sales, and primarily the sesame seed is good to food manufactures. 

 

Please let me know if as per FALCPA, if indicating sesame as an allergen on these large bags of just sesame, is still required or not? Thank you. 



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Posted 19 May 2022 - 07:28 PM

Contains Allergen: Sesame Seed"

 

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Posted 19 May 2022 - 07:53 PM

Hi, the USA recently moved toward making Sesame Seed one of the Top Allergens and as per FALCPA requires food products to declare if a product contains an allergen.

We are a wholesale distributor of spices dealing in only single mono-ingredient spices. We have a separate allergen room to store our wholesale 50 lbs bags of items which are considered Allergens, e.g. mustard, celery, seasam seed. I am wondering since we are primarily in B2B, do our wholesale bags containing just sesame seed (no other ingredient), require a statement such as "Contains Allergen: Sesame Seed" listed on our labeling? We do not do any direct to consumer sales, and primarily the sesame seed is good to food manufactures. 

 

Please let me know if as per FALCPA, if indicating sesame as an allergen on these large bags of just sesame, is still required or not? Thank you. 

The contains statement is not a requirement and optional (as long as the allergen is plainly stated in the ingredient list). An ingredient statement is required. So - ingredient list: sesame seed



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Posted 19 May 2022 - 08:22 PM

Hi, the USA recently moved toward making Sesame Seed one of the Top Allergens and as per FALCPA requires food products to declare if a product contains an allergen.

We are a wholesale distributor of spices dealing in only single mono-ingredient spices. We have a separate allergen room to store our wholesale 50 lbs bags of items which are considered Allergens, e.g. mustard, celery, seasam seed. I am wondering since we are primarily in B2B, do our wholesale bags containing just sesame seed (no other ingredient), require a statement such as "Contains Allergen: Sesame Seed" listed on our labeling? We do not do any direct to consumer sales, and primarily the sesame seed is good to food manufactures. 

 

Please let me know if as per FALCPA, if indicating sesame as an allergen on these large bags of just sesame, is still required or not? Thank you. 

 

 

The contains statement is not a requirement and optional (as long as the allergen is plainly stated in the ingredient list). An ingredient statement is required. So - ingredient list: sesame seed

 

 

To back up KfromNE - see section Food Labels and Allergens https://www.fda.gov/.../food-allergies it sums up the 2 options for labeling.


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