Sesame has just been named the ninth major allergen in the U.S. by the FDA — but some companies have created a “workaround” that allows them to avoid removing sesame from their products.

The tiny seeds can cause a big reaction in some people who are highly allergic, according to experts.

Whether it’s sesame seeds on a bagel or sesame flour in baked goods, allergist and immunologist Dr. Purvi Parikh shared with Fox News Digital that sesame as an ingredient can be life-threatening to some.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU GET AN ALLERGIC REACTION: SYMPTOMS, CAUSES AND PREVENTION

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A woman with her hair in a ponytail stands in front of a bar. She wears a black t-shirt that reads 'Chinched' and shows a logo of a diagram of a pig split into different sections.
Michelle LeBlanc is the owner of Chinched restaurant in St. John’s. (Danny Arsenault/CBC)

It’s been a challenging two years for restaurant owners around the globe, and those in Newfoundland and Labrador aren’t exempt to inflation, a labour shortage and now what may be a long, slow winter for sales.

Michelle LeBlanc, owner of Chinched in St. John’s, says less disposable income floating around after the holidays paired with lower levels of tourism compared to the summer months make the winter challenging to operate in. That’s only been amplified the last two years, fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic and the rising

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