16 hours ago
Manufacturers add sesame flour to avoid cleaning – compliance with labeling laws
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This obviously is not my story, but this definitely falls in the spirit of malicious compliance. Last year, President Biden signed the The Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research (Faster) Act, which was intended to improve product labeling and cleaning around allergens. However, rather than clean better and safeguard against sesame cross-contamination, many manufacturers have started adding sesame flour deliberately into products that were previously sesame free. This relieves them of the burden of meticulous cleaning since the product is now clearly labeled as containing sesame. Malicious (corporate) compliance. Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/wellness/2023/04/11/sesame-allergy-law-consequences/
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Sure, pass a law, but don’t bother to worry about the Unintended Consequences!