Tell the FDA to Publish the Gluten-free Labeling Rules NOW!
- By Scott Adams
- Published 01/22/2011
In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease. In 1998 I created The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore!, and I am the co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.
Hello to all in the national celiac and gluten-free community, I eat gluten-free and I VOTE!
The Food and Drug Administration is over two years late publishing the gluten-free labeling rules mandated by Congress in the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection of 2004 (FALCPA). The rules were due by August 2008. Congress needs to press the FDA to act, and the FDA needs to get the job done.
We are tired of wondering if the food we buy is safe and tired of waiting quietly for the FDA to get around to doing its job. The FDA has had over SIX YEARS to study this issue. Enough!
The American Celiac Disease Alliance is urging everyone to act now. It takes just a couple of minutes to use their website to automatically send emails to the Food and Drug Administration and Health and Human Services (both run by women!), and your Senators and Representative in Congress.
Beth Hillson, President of the American Celiac Disease Alliance, writes, "Let's show our strength by shouting out how important this is to us. Tell the FDA to finish the GF Labeling regulations. Tell them that people with celiac disease require safe, gluten-free foods. Tell them to finish the FALCPA Labeling Rules NOW."
Go to http://www.capwiz.com/celiac/home/ to send emails or letters today. You can use their letters or write your own.
Forward and post this link on every celiac and gluten-free blog, list and group. FDA, GET THE JOB DONE!
I would like to thank the American Celiac Disease Alliance (http://americanceliac.org/) for organizing this effort and providing this service for free, and encourage everyone to support ACDA with a donation.
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