An increase in sesame seed allergy has been reported in the past decade, ranking it in the top 10 causes of food allergies in the USA and the leading cause of food allergies in other countries. The allergens contained in sesame are potent and can cause very serious allergic reactions. For this reason, EU, Canada and Australia regulate sesame in the food industry. Sesame seeds are routinely found in prepared foods such as appetizers, Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine, gluten-free foods, processed meats, snack foods, baked goods, and sauces, but can also be a component in blends often labelled “spices” or “natural flavors”. ELISA SYSTEMS® offers test kits in two formats; ELISA (microwell) for quantitative and Lateral Flow for qualitative analysis of Sesame Seed residues.