Petition to Add Rye & Barley to Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) List of Common Allergens
- By Hallie Davis
- Published 05/22/2009
I am a retired Doctor of Optometry after practicing for 20 years. I have monoclonal gammopathy (paraproteinemia), limited systemic scleroderma, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, obstructive sleep apnea, beginning neuropathy, and have just been found to have the celiac HLA type: DQ8.
It has recently come to my attention that my petition did not actually get into the FDA's database until after the supposed closing date for comments. But it's not a real closing date; you can still post your comments and they will be considered. So please do so! The petition is at
http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main?main=DocketDetail&d=FDA-2008-P-0509. As you can see, Bonny Cancino and Kim Hopkins were able to leave comments as late as this month. Please, FDA needs many more comments in order to take this petition seriously. Please add your vote for this petition by leaving a comment. And remember to hit the submit button at the very end of your comment, or it won't actually get posted. Then there will apparently be a delay before it actually shows up. I'm not sure how long. But if it doesn't show up in about a week, re-post it, please!
As always, Celiac.com welcomes your comments (see below).