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Leah's Mom

Member Since 16 Oct 2010
Offline Last Active Sep 02 2011 12:34 PM
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Topics I've Started

Heads Up-Wal-Marts Instant Brown Rice Says It May Contain Wheat

18 October 2010 - 02:42 PM

Just a heads up--I thought I was safe in the rice isle--but beware: Wal-mart's Great Value brand of instant brown rice states it may contain wheat! Are you kidding me?

Sign New Online Petition To Mandate Gluten-Free Labeling On All Pharmaceutical Products

16 October 2010 - 01:36 PM

Hi everybody! I was hoping you'd take a second to go to the link below and sign the online petition I created to mandate pharmaceutical companies to label their products as "gluten-free" or "containing gluten". For those of you who are new to the world of Celiac Disease, believe it or not, there are no current laws regulating this labeling on medications. The doctors, nurses and pharmacists we dealt with this week for Leah's minor surgery/anesthesia could not determine whether or not the drugs they were giving her were gluten-free. They just "guessed" they were (we found out later). This whole week she has been suffering from pretty severe Celiac symptoms. A week of frustrating phone calls and e-mails to the surgicenter we used, Walgreens Corporate, and medicine manufacturers have prompted me to start this petition. I'm hoping to get thousands of signatures and will send it to the FDA. Considering 1 in 133 people have this allergy, it's amazing to me that there is currently no legislation mandating drug labeling already. (Especially considering so many food companies are voluntarily doing it). Leave it to a ticked-off parent to get something rolling. Mom claws don't retract easily.

Thanks and feel free to forward this to as many people as you can think of:

http://www.gopetitio...tion/39858.html



Much Appreciation,
Marcie Taylor