Calise & Sons Bakery Inc. produced Italian Scala Bread but packaged it in another product’s bags, prompting the company to initiate a recall.

Italian Scala bread with sesame seeds was packaged as golden flax seed Scala bread, according to the company’s recall notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration.
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International Golden Foods Inc. (IGF) of Bensenville, IL, is recalling some of its Al kanater brand tahini because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 

The product was distributed nationwide and is sold in 16-ounce jars. The jars are labelled “Al kanater Tahini” with lot codes printed on
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Demaiz Inc., doing business as Mex-tamale Foods, a San Jose, CA, establishment, is recalling 20,759 pounds of pork and beef tamales because of misbranding and undeclared sesame, which is a known allergen.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reports that the beef and pork tamale
Continue Reading California company recalls 10 tons of tamales for undeclared allergen

United States Marshals seized more than 25,000 bulk bags and boxes of ready-to-eat spices and food additives Friday because they were being held in unsanitary conditions in Miami.

The seizure at Lyden Spice Corporation, on behalf of the Food and Drug Administration, involved spices including red chili and sesame seeds,
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The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed the FASTER Act, bringing sesame one step closer to becoming the ninth major allergen, as defined by federal law.

The Act would also require the federal government to analyze research opportunities to help develop more effective treatments for food allergies.

The legislation,
Continue Reading U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passes FASTER Act

Undeclared allergens have been driving recent increases in food recalls, which some say contributes to the trend of consumers ignoring recall notices. A year ago, a national recall consultant found millennials are the “least compliant consumer age group when it comes to responding to recalls.”   

But earlier this week, FDA
Continue Reading FDA considers whether sesame should be subject to allergen labeling law