As a result, many manufacturers are labeling foods and cleaning up production practices to prevent foods from becoming contaminated with sesame through accidental cross-contact.
But some manufacturers have responded to the new law by intentionally adding sesame to ingredients lists.
Fifteen public health and consumer organizations are calling on the federal government to disclose potential financial conflicts of interest, including sources of research funding, speakers’ fees, and other relationships, for the women and men who will inform the next version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
The undersigned organizations are invested in ensuring that the 2025-2030 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are scientifically sound, transparently developed, and widely accepted and adopted by the general public. The undersigned strongly supports the work of the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture (collectively, the “Departments”) in promulgating them.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) submits this petition under 21 U.S.C. § 350g, 5 U.S.C. § 553(e), 21 C.F.R. § 117.135, and 10 C.F.R. § 10.30 to equest that the Commissioner of Food and Drugs issue a notice to manufacturers and update its industry guidance to prevent manufacturers from intentionally adding sesame and other major allergens to products when they identify allergen cross-contact risks, a practice that violates food safety rules.
“One order of Melts features two slices of Pizza Hut’s signature Thin N’ Crispy crust loaded with an abundance of toppings and cheese, folded over, baked to melty perfection and complemented with a dipping sauce that pairs perfectly with the individual-sized meal,” announced the chain in October.
It never fails. You turn on the TV, start a new podcast, open a web browser, or walk through the supermarket, and you’re bombarded with ads pushing quick fixes to help keep you going in a demanding world: an immune boost here, a hangover cure there, a supplement for your hair or skin, or a little something to help you relax at night. What’s the evidence that these drink mixes, gummies, probiotics, and powders deliver on their promises? We took a look.
As the saying goes, “Another day, another dollar.” That’s how people shilling for shady Covid-19 cures must view the pandemic. One day it’s ivermectin, the next it’s hydroxychloroquine or colloidal silver.
One in three adults will get shingles. Anyone who’s had chickenpox is at risk because shingles is caused by the virus (varicella zoster) that lies dormant in the body after causing chickenpox until it awakens to cause the often-painful rash.