ASCIA Dietary avoidance - sesame

Dietary guideASCIA Dietary Avoidance for Food Allergy FAQ should be printed in conjunction with the ASCIA diet sheet for sesame.

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Avoiding sesame is essential for people with confirmed sesame allergy. It is important to read and understand food labels to be able to choose the right foods.

The following foods and ingredients CONTAIN sesame and should be avoided:

Anjonoli

Hummus

Sesarmol

Aqua Libra

Pasteli

Sesomolina

Benne

Sesame

Sim Sim

Benniseed

Sesame oil

Tahina / sesame paste

Gingelly seeds

Sesame seed

Tahini

Gomasio/sesame salt

Sesame snacks

Til or Teel

Halvah

 

Check labels on the following foods to see if they contain sesame and if they do, avoid them:

Asian foods

Herbs and spices

Snacks

Bakery products   

Marinades

Spreads

Bread products

Middle Eastern snacks

Sushi

Breakfast cereals

Muesli and muesli bars

Sweet biscuits

Dips

Salads

Turkish food (bread)

Dressings (sesame oil)

Savoury biscuits

Vegetarian food

Sesame (both sesame oil and sesame seed) is often a less obvious ingredient in restaurant foods, especially stir fries and curries.

Restaurants serving Asian, Turkish, Middle Eastern and vegetarian foods are higher risk due to cross contamination with other dishes served in the restaurant.

Bakery items (especially unpackaged items) are high risk for cross contamination with sesame seeds.

For people with sesame allergy it is best to avoid all forms of sesame unless otherwise instructed by a clinical immunology/allergy specialist.

The food lists included in this document are not exhaustive.

People with food allergy should always check foods labels each time products are purchased.

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Updated October 2022

 

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