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Food Manufacturers Threatening Labeling Bill


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#1 angel_jd1

 
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Posted 01 June 2004 - 10:50 AM

Hi everybody, got this email from the National Celiac Task Force, looks like the bill is being threatened. Please take the time to send a letter to your congress people!!! We DO NOT want this bill to fail!!

-Jessica

Here is the email:

Food Manufacturers Threatening Labeling Bill

The House Energy and Commerce Committee will soon vote on H.R. 3684, the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA).

The bill has STRONG bipartisan support. Its companion, S. 741, was passed unanimously by the Senate in March, and has been enthusiastically endorsed by Secretary of HHS, Tommy Thompson.

The Food Manufacturers are now scrambling to weaken the bill and delay the effective date of January 1, 2006.

We can't let that happen!

TAKE ACTION NOW -- go to http://www.capwiz.com/celiac

Send an e-letter to your Representative urging H.R. 3684 be passed with the 2006 effective date.

Feel like getting personal? Call the Capitol Switchboard (800) (800) 839-5276 and ask for your Representative's office. Don't know your member -- go to "Elected Officials" at http://www.capwiz.com/celiac , and enter your zip code.


It's time to show our strength !!

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 06:14 AM

Got a letter back, just thought I would share it:

Dear Jessica,

Thank you for contacting me with your views on food
allergens and food labeling. I appreciate hearing from you.
Americans are blessed with a great variety of choices in the
foods that we eat. I recognize, though, that some citizens must be
cautious for health reasons in the food selections that they make.
To this end, I support commonsense legislation to protect
American consumers and to provide them with the information
necessary to make healthy choices.
H.R. 3684 would change the way many foods are labeled.
The bill defines the most common food allergens and would
require that foods containing these ingredients be properly labeled,
for example using common ingredient names and more clearly
defined terms, such as "gluten free."
H.R. 3684 also outlines new requirements for the Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) concerning food allergens. The bill
would seek to improve awareness of food allergies by increasing
education programs for health care providers and by expanding
research and data collection on food allergies. Furthermore, to
respond to the nearly 30,000 Americans annually who need
emergency room treatment for food allergies, H.R. 3684 would
direct the FDA to include food allergy treatment in trauma and
emergency care facilities.
H.R. 3684 is currently in the House Subcommittee on
Health for further consideration. Please know that I will keep your
views in mind if this legislation comes to the House floor for a
vote. Please feel free to contact me again with comments or
concerns on matters that are important to you.

God Bless You,

Jim Ryun
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#3 angel_jd1

 
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Posted 15 June 2004 - 10:27 AM

This is good news!! Keep up the great work folks, keep the letter writing and the support going!!
-Jessica :rolleyes:
___________________________________________________________________
Food Labeling Bill Passes Unanimously -- AGAIN !!


Today, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee unanimously passed S. 741, which includes the "Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act" (FALCPA).

TWO MORE VOTES -- one by the full Committee, and one by the full House, and this bill goes to the President! Today's action sets the tone for the next votes.


If your Representative is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, please write or call to say, "Thank You."

To see who the members of the Subcommittee are go to:
http://energycommerc...tees/Health.htm

To send a thank-you go to: www.capwiz.com/celiac , enter your zip code. 'Click' on the Representative's name. Under the picture, 'click' on 'Send message.'

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 01:36 PM

Food Labeling Bill Headed for Final Vote !




The House Energy and Commerce Committee has passed the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA). This was the fourth time S. 741 received UNANIMOUS approval.

Now there is JUST ONE VOTE TO GO !!

All signs point to quick passage by the full House. Then its onto President Bush for his signature.

If your Representative is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, please write or call to say, "Thank You."


To send a thank-you go to: http://www.capwiz.com/celiac , enter your zip code. 'Click' on the Representative's name. Under the picture, 'click' on 'Send message.'

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Posted 25 June 2004 - 04:46 AM

I wasn't sure who to send an e-mail to, but being told that it would probably pass this next vote, I sent my e-mail to President Bush....shoot those e-mails out, people!!! We need this thing to pass or we're not going to get another chance for quite awhile. :unsure:

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Posted 25 June 2004 - 07:10 AM

I think I must be missing something. It would be a lot easier to send a note if someone would post the text so we could just cut-and-paste. Does an effective wording already exist? Could someone post it?

Thanks,
Valerie
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#7 angel_jd1

 
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Posted 25 June 2004 - 07:26 AM

You can find letters to send at the website. You should check it out! http://www.capwiz.com/celiac Put in your zip code, it shows your reps. then you can choose an appropriate letter to send OR compose your own. Simple and takes like 2 min. to do. and it seems to be WORKING!! WOO HOO!!

-Jessica :rolleyes:
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Posted 25 June 2004 - 10:37 AM

It's strange - only after I send a letter can I see the form letter. Not sure why that is happening, but I sent letters to my Representative and to the President.
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Posted 07 July 2004 - 08:29 PM

Here is a link to an article about the food labeling bill that says it is likely to be approved and signed into law by the President. Interesting article http://www.sun-senti...-business-front
I keep up on Celiac news by using Google and their news section typing in Celiac and sorting by date. You get everything from upcoming meetings published in local newspapers to articles of national interest like this one.
DK :P
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Posted 20 July 2004 - 06:55 PM

:D House of Representatives Passes Allergen Labeling Bill HIP HIP HORRAY!!! :D

House of Representatives Passes Allergen Labeling Bill




Tonight the U.S. House of Representatives, under the leadership of Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), passed the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (S. 741).

This landmark legislation will require the top 8 food allergens [milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat and soy] to be listed on food labels by January 1, 2006.

The bill also requires the FDA to develop rules for the use of the term 'gluten-free' on product labels by January 2008.

The 'One Voice' of the Celiac Community has been heard !



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Posted 21 July 2004 - 07:42 AM

this is awesome now this is gonna happen everywhere in the US right? and what about resturants? 2006 is a long time but i would say its worth it. :)

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