If you were to ask people on the street what are the most common food allergies, they would likely answer: peanuts, nuts, seafood, wheat or milk. But sesame? Probably not. So how did it land on the list of top allergens in both Canada and Europe? In short, in the 1980s and ’90s sesame became… Read more »
Sesame seed allergy is not one of the most common allergies – but it is on the rise and Health Canada has put it on its “priority allergens” list, implicating it as a culprit in many food allergy reactions.
From the Allergic Living archives; this popular article was first published in the magazine in 2010 and updated in 2016. Canadian allergist Dr. Antony Ham Pong knew that sesame allergies were on the rise. It was the mid-1990s, and at the time, no other countries in the world had included the tiny seed on their… Read more »
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