While reading the nutrition information is important before purchasing and consuming a food or beverage, the nutrition facts label can be difficult to navigate.
Nehgar said, “I would love to do anything to help families across the nation, because it is really necessary. People are struggling.”
Dawn said: I need to go to advocate. Someone can benefit from my story. People need to know what it is like to be an adult with food allergies.
Food Equality Initiative signed on to a letter directed to Steven Hahn, Commission of Food and Drugs at the US Food and Drug Administration to add sesame as 9th top allergen.
Although the FDA guidelines recommend the top 8 allergens and 5 priority allergens not be substituted, this creates unnecessary anxiety for the food allergy community, particularly those who suffer from uncommon food allergies.