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    United States Senate Passes New Food Labeling Legislation

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    Celiac.com 03/16/2004 - The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed S. 741, which includes the Food Allergen Labeling and Protection Act.

    The key labeling provisions are:

    • Require that food ingredient statements identify in everyday terminology that an ingredient is itself, or derived from, the top eight food allergens -- peanuts, tree nuts, fish, Crustacean shellfish, eggs, milk, soy, and wheat;
    • Require food ingredient statements to identify food allergens used in spices, natural or artificial flavorings, additives, and colorings;
    • Require all foods to be re-labeled by January 1, 2006;
    • Require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue a rule defining the term gluten-free and permitting use of the term on food labeling, and;
    • Require a final rule regarding the voluntary use of gluten-free on food labels be issued not later than four years after this bill becomes law.



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    This historic, bipartisan vote, sends a LOUD and clear message to the House of Representatives -- its time to fix food labels.

    Thank you for all your work to bring the celiac community to this point.

    Scream and shout today, tomorrow we tackle the House of Representatives.

    -American Celiac Task Force

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    Thanks for the website. I was just diagnosed with celiac a week ago. I have had colagenous coliits since August of 2007 only and with constant complaints in still not feeling right. I had more tests run until it was found. I still have colagenous colitis and now the celiac disease. This is a lot to take in and understand.

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    Scott Adams was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1994, and, due to the nearly total lack of information available at that time, was forced to become an expert on the disease in order to recover. In 1995 he launched the site that later became Celiac.com to help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives.  He is co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of the (formerly paper) newsletter Journal of Gluten Sensitivity. In 1998 he founded The Gluten-Free Mall which he sold in 2014. Celiac.com does not sell any products, and is 100% advertiser supported.


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