As many as 500,000 Americans are estimated to be allergic to sesame seeds, but current rules on allergen labeling don’t include a requirement for them. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a Washington, D.C., consumer advocacy organization, is now asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to add sesame seeds to its…

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and McCormick Canada are warning the public not to consume certain sesame seeds and sesame blends with herbs described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.  McCormick Canada, London, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace.

The following products are affected by this alert: Club …

Two California spice companies Monday recalled sesame seeds after learning from their supplier that the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.  No illnesses have yet been associated with either of the recalls.

City of Industry, CA-based Julia’s Spices Inc. Monday recalled all hulled sesame seeds it produced between Nov. 17, 2009 and Feb. 25,2010 for …