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Wyden Asks Bakers To Stop Adding Unnecessary Sesame

(Washington, D.C.) -- A bill passed by Congress that adds sesame to the list foods that need labels for allergies is causing many bakers to add sesame to their products. It's limiting the types of foods people with sesame allergies can buy. For bakeries, it's easier to add sesame, and put it on the label, than to clean production lines after making products that contain sesame. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has joined Representatives in sending a letter urging bakers to stop unnecessarily adding sesame to their products. Sesame allergies impact more than one-and-a-half million Americans.

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