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Urge Your Elected Officials to Cosponsor the FASTER Act!

Food Allergy Research & Education

Nearly 32 million Americans—including kids like Jared (pictured above)—live with food allergies and related disorders. These diseases affect their health and quality of life.

That’s why Congresswoman Doris Matsui introduced HR 2117, the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Actto improve the health and safety of those living with food allergies and related disorders.

The FASTER Act would:

  • Collect national information on Americans’ exposure to food allergens and prevalence of food allergies for specific allergens.
  • Update allergen labeling laws to include “sesame” and add new labeling requirements for additional allergens as new scientific evidence emerges.
  • Expand current guidance on patient experience data to include food allergies.
  • Study the economic costs of food allergies.

Eleven-year-old Jared says, “If sesame becomes the 9th allergen, it won’t hurt anyone else. Instead it will help people like me, who have a sesame allergy, be safer. We won’t have to worry as much when we buy food, because we will know from simply looking at the label whether or not it contains sesame.”

Support kids like Jared and other people with food allergies across the country – tell your elected officials to cosponsor the FASTER Act!

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Urge Your Elected Officials to Cosponsor the FASTER Act!

Food Allergy Research & Education

Nearly 32 million Americans—including kids like Jared (pictured above)—live with food allergies and related disorders. These diseases affect their health and quality of life.

That’s why Congresswoman Doris Matsui introduced HR 2117, the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Actto improve the health and safety of those living with food allergies and related disorders.

The FASTER Act would:

  • Collect national information on Americans’ exposure to food allergens and prevalence of food allergies for specific allergens.
  • Update allergen labeling laws to include “sesame” and add new labeling requirements for additional allergens as new scientific evidence emerges.
  • Expand current guidance on patient experience data to include food allergies.
  • Study the economic costs of food allergies.

Eleven-year-old Jared says, “If sesame becomes the 9th allergen, it won’t hurt anyone else. Instead it will help people like me, who have a sesame allergy, be safer. We won’t have to worry as much when we buy food, because we will know from simply looking at the label whether or not it contains sesame.”

Support kids like Jared and other people with food allergies across the country – tell your elected officials to cosponsor the FASTER Act!