32 million people—including almost six million children—suffer with food allergies. There is no cure. There are very few treatments.
Food allergies cost our economy $25 billion annually.
Yet, the government spends only 19 cents per person on research.
1.5 million Americans have a life-threatening allergy to sesame but food manufacturers are not required to list it on their label.
This must change.
The FASTER Act (H.R. 2117) is the first step toward making this change. Introduced in the House, this bill lays the critical groundwork for accelerating urgently needed research to find food allergy treatments and cures. It also updates labeling laws to require the inclusion of sesame as an allergen.
Take action today and tell Congress to pass the FASTER Act this year!