Sesame List

A shocking number of food companies and restaurant chains have added sesame to their breads, buns, and bagels to, we believe, avoid the effort and expense of the FASTER Act’s cleaning requirements. As the sesame allergy community scrambles to place safe bread on their tables, Spokin has reached out to over 130 brands to confirm their sesame details, including information on facilities, lines, ingredient and label changes, and more. 

We’ve created the Spokin Sesame List as a resource for the sesame allergy community. Categorization is based on responses we’ve received directly from each manufacturer. We will continue to update this list as we receive confirmed information. This list was published on 1/9/2023 and was last updated on 1/24/2023.

⭐️ Dedicated Sesame-Free Facilities | 🧩 Some Facilities Are Dedicated Sesame-Free | 🚫 Newly Contains Sesame | 🙌🏽 Dedicated Sesame-Free Lines | ⚠️ Sesame Warning Labels | 🔎 Brand’s Response Is To Check Label | 🤔 Contacted + Waiting For Confirmation | 🍔 Restaurants | ✅ Spokin Verified

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⭐️ DEDICATED SESAME-FREE FACILITIES


These brands have confirmed their facilities are dedicated free of sesame.


    • Sola Bread: While Sola Bread is not currently sesame-free, they have confirmed they will be sesame-free by February 2023.

    🧩 SOME FACILITIES ARE DEDICATED SESAME-FREE


    These brands have multiple facilities with at least one that is dedicated sesame-free. We’ve listed which products are made in sesame-free facilities.
    If a product is not listed, it is not made in a dedicated sesame-free facility.


    • Calise:
      • Dedicated Sesame-Free Facility: Whole Wheat Kaiser Roll, Split Top Sub Roll, Italian Round Bread, Seedless Rye Bread, Marble Rye Bread, Golden Flax Scala Bread, and Sourdough Italian Round Bread
    • Turano:
      • Dedicated Sesame-Free Facility: Pane Turano, English Muffins, Rustic Grains, Rustic Rye, Rustic Italian, Gourmet Sandwich Rolls, Gourmet Brat Rolls, Brioche Buns, and Soft Sub Rolls
      • Dedicated Sesame-Free Line in Shared Facility with Sesame: French Rolls
    • Schmidt Old Tyme:
      • Dedicated Sesame-Free Facility: Old Tyme Breads, Deli-Style Breads, Game Day Rolls, Omega Me Crazy! Breads, 647 Breads, Potato Rolls, English Muffins, White Breads

    🚫 NEWLY CONTAINS SESAME


    These brands have confirmed sesame will now be added to some or all of their products and should be reflected on the label.


    🙌🏽 DEDICATED SESAME-FREE LINES


    These brands have confirmed their products are made on dedicated sesame-free lines but the facility is not dedicated sesame-free.


    • Carbonaut:
      • Dedicated Sesame-Free Lines: Bagels, Granola, and Gluten-Free Loaves
      • Shared Lines With Sesame: Wheat Loaves and Buns

    ⚠️ NEW SESAME WARNING LABELS


    These brands have confirmed some or all of their products don’t necessarily contain sesame but will carry a warning label for sesame.


    🔎 BRAND’S RESPONSE IS TO CHECK LABEL


    While these brands have responded, they are not providing details on their facilities, equipment, or products; they are stating that their product labels are accurate and should be checked by consumers.


    🤔 CONTACTED + WAITING FOR CONFIRMATION


    These brands have been contacted by Spokin but have either 1) not responded or 2) not provided a satisfactory amount of detail. As we receive confirmed information from the brands listed below, we will move them to the appropriate section.


      🍔 RESTAURANTS


      We’re including the information we currently know about restaurants.


      ⭐️ Dedicated Sesame-Free

      🚫 Contains Sesame

      ⚠️ Warning Label for Sesame

      • McDonald’s: McDonald’s buns will now have a “may contain” warning for sesame seeds.

      SPOKIN VERIFIED


      These brands are part of Spokin’s Verified Brand Program, which means they’ve answered our Allergen FAQ and confirmed their information.


      ⭐️ Dedicated Sesame-Free Facilities

      Applies to all products

      🧩 Some Facilities Are Dedicated Sesame-Free

      Please check the Spokin app for information on which products are made in dedicated sesame-free facilities

      🙌🏽 Dedicated Sesame-Free Lines in Shared Facility With Sesame

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