New allergens to FALCPA list in the US

Solabia peptones are not concerned by this addition

Sesame added to US allergen listing

On April 23, 2021 President Biden signed the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research Act of 2021 (FASTER Act), which adds sesame to the FALCPA list of major allergens.

Sesame has been part of the EU mandatory allergens for many years, so this does not change the situation in Europe.  The application date is Jan 1, 2023 for updating all product labels.

Peptones that fall into US major food allergen categories are all casein peptones (a milk derivative), all soy peptones incl. blends containing soy, wheat peptone and any fish or seafood hydrolysates. Malt extract & lupin peptone are also concerned with EU allergen legislation. Non-allergen peptones include potato, broadbean, pea and usually yeast extract.

It should be noted however that all allergen concerns are related to food labelling issues. Peptones used as processing aids as in fermentation media would not fall into this category as they are not intended to be consumed as is. However in the absence of other specific orientations or directives, the food standards are being cited by default.

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