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Don't forget to worry about sesame

November 8, 2008 |  4:01 pm


Preventing peanut allergies, overcoming milk allergies, the rise of food allergies in general ... The reports about reactions to food have been relatively heavy of late:

Study shows avoiding peanuts may increase allergy risk

Kids may be able to overcome milk allergies

Eating shouldn't be dangerous; for many kids, it is

Now the blog Food Allergy Buzz reminds us about sesame. Is FDA's list of top food allergens complete?

Other countries include sesame on their lists of common allergies, says the author, but not the U.S. She urges folks concerned about sesame to push the FDA for advisory labeling.

Reactions do seem to be on the upswing.

-- Tami Dennis

Photo: Tahini cookies, made with crushed sesame seeds.

Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times