By Allergen Bureau

VITAL® Online – Sesame Added to US Legislation Allergens List

On Monday 12th of July the ‘United States’ legislation in VITAL® Online was updated from v3.1.4 (previous version) to v3.1.5 (updated version) to add sesame to the list of allergens available in the legislation. Each recipe created in VITAL® Online using the United States legislation will have the option to include sesame as an intentionally added or cross contact allergen to ingredients, processing profiles and recipes.

Existing recipes, created using the US legislations, will be required to be “updated”. The update process should be done by the Account Owner of the recipe as they can update all recipes simultaneously. After the update, all recipes will have the option to add sesame to their allergen status. Product information and declarations must be updated by January 1st. 2023.

This change reflects a change to the Food Allergen Labelling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA) on April 23rd, 2021 to add sesame to the priority allergen labelling list in the United States. Only recipes created in the United States legislation are affected by this change.

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