The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has filed a citizen petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking a rule that would require sesame seeds and sesame products to be disclosed on food labels in the same way that allergens, such as milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soy, are disclosed. CSPI asks that sesame be added to FDA’s list of allergens in its “Statement of Policy for Labeling and Preventing Cross-contact of Common Food Allergens” “to address both labeling and cross contact issues related to food manufacturing practices.” The petition includes letters from parents of purported sesame-allergic children “explaining why better labeling is so important for their families.” They claim that reactions to sesame have been severe and life-threatening. See CSPI News Release, November 18, 2014.