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#1 Guest_~wAvE WeT sAnD~_*

 
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Posted 09 January 2005 - 05:33 PM

I have a question about the Allergen Bill. In addition to clearly listening other hidden ingredients (ie, "modified food starch-wheat"), how about spices and artificial flavors? Will companies clearly state those as well?


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Posted 10 January 2005 - 06:01 AM

If any of the top eight allergens are present in any form they will have to be clearly listed.

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 09:05 AM

If any of the top right allergens are present in any form they will have to be clearly listed.

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Richard, You are writing to people who suffer from foggy mindedness and maybe I'm worse than most. I've wondered about this and was eager to see what you had to say because I usually admire your knowledge, but honestly, you didn't tell me a thing. What do you mean, "top right allergens" ?? granny
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Posted 10 January 2005 - 09:27 AM

Granny-
I think it was just a typo.....he meant to say "top 8 allergens" meaning milk, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, Crustacean shellfish, soy, and wheat.

The bill also

requires the Food and Drug Administration to issue final regulations defining “gluten-free” by January 2008. The rules would also set out guidelines for the voluntary labeling of products as ‘gluten-free.’




http://theconsumersv...cle_2004_07.htm explains the bill in pretty plain english.

http://capwiz.com/celiac/home/ is another great site formed by the Celiac Task Force which was instrumental in getting this bill passed!! YEAH them!!!

Here are some links on the forum where this topic already exists and you might find more info.

http://www.glutenfre...st=0
http://www.glutenfre...st=0
http://www.glutenfre...st=0

Hope that helps!
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Posted 10 January 2005 - 09:39 AM

Granny-
I think it was just a typo.....he meant to say "top 8 allergens" meaning milk, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, Crustacean shellfish, soy, and wheat.

Thanks Jessica, when I read Richards message it just didn't click. granny
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Posted 10 January 2005 - 10:45 AM

Yes, sorry for the typo. Must proof more carefully. The top EIGHT allergens, including wheat, must be clearly listed.

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 12:57 PM

So, will this not cover gluten?

I know that gutenfree is wheatfree. . .but that wheatfree is not always glutenfree.
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Posted 11 January 2005 - 09:26 AM

We really must have barley added to the allergen list. Rye is probably easy enough to detect in an ingredients label as is.
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Posted 11 January 2005 - 02:35 PM

Are there really enough people allergic to barely to make it one of the top ones?
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Posted 13 January 2005 - 02:06 PM

There are enough people with gluten sensitivity (i.e. barley) to warrant, I think.
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Posted 13 January 2005 - 02:59 PM

The panel decided that the immediate death risk exists for those eight allergens, not for barley, so it's highly unlikely it'll be added to the list. There is a provision in the bill for defining what "gluten-free" means, but this bill is not going to cover all cases. We simply don't have the immediate, serious health risk from a single exposure. (No, I'm not belittleing the celiac response, I'm merely talking that, in terms of dollars, one person dying from anaphylactic shock is going to be more expensive, on net, than - say - three people (a little assumption there than anaphylactic allergies are only present in 0.3% of the population - not based on fact, so no quoting! ;-) ) feeling very bad and being miserable and out of work for a week. They're not going to look at chronic exposure quite as much as immediate reactions.
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Posted 13 January 2005 - 03:01 PM

So, it will be wheat and not gluten?


Kvogt, if it says gluten then it wouldn't have to list barley, rye, or oats.


I hope it says gluten!
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