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New Philippine Gluten-free Labeling Standard Act

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Does anyone know where I can get an electric copy of this law?

I would really like to post in on the new CELIAC SOCIETY ~ Philippines Website!

If you know where this law is posted on the Internet, or if you have knowledge if this is a good or bad law, please comment!

Thanks!

Philippine Congress

(House Bill 03345)

NO. HB03345

FULL TITLE : AN ACT ESTABLISHING A GLUTEN-FREE LABELING STANDARD AND LABELING REQUIREMENT ON FOODSTUFFS AND INGREDIENTS WHICH HAVE BEEN PROCESSED OR PREPARED TO MEET THE DIETARY NEEDS OF PERSONS INTOLERANT TO GLUTEN

SHORT TITLE : "Gluten-Free Labeling Standard Act"

ABSTRACT : The bill proposes the adoption of a regulation on the use of "gluten-free" on food product labels that is in line with the Codex Alimentarius (a Geneva-based international organization that is jointly run by the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

BY CONGRESSMAN/WOMAN VILLAFUERTE, LUIS R.

DATE FILED ON 2007-12-19

CO-AUTHORS:

ROMUALDEZ, FERDINAND MARTIN G.

ARROYO, DIOSDADO IGNACIO JOSE MARIA

REFERRAL ON 2007-12-19 TO THE COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND INDUSTRY

SIGNIFICANCE: NATIONAL

DATE READ: 2007-12-19

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Sometimes on the University of the Philippines web site

http://www.up.edu.ph/

They will post recent legislation.

I'll drop a note to my friend at the Los Banos campus to check on it.

ken

Does anyone know where I can get an electric copy of this law?

I would really like to post in on the new CELIAC SOCIETY ~ Philippines Website!

If you know where this law is posted on the Internet, or if you have knowledge if this is a good or bad law, please comment!

Thanks!

Philippine Congress

(House Bill 03345)

NO. HB03345

FULL TITLE : AN ACT ESTABLISHING A GLUTEN-FREE LABELING STANDARD AND LABELING REQUIREMENT ON FOODSTUFFS AND INGREDIENTS WHICH HAVE BEEN PROCESSED OR PREPARED TO MEET THE DIETARY NEEDS OF PERSONS INTOLERANT TO GLUTEN

SHORT TITLE : "Gluten-Free Labeling Standard Act"

ABSTRACT : The bill proposes the adoption of a regulation on the use of "gluten-free" on food product labels that is in line with the Codex Alimentarius (a Geneva-based international organization that is jointly run by the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

BY CONGRESSMAN/WOMAN VILLAFUERTE, LUIS R.

DATE FILED ON 2007-12-19

CO-AUTHORS:

ROMUALDEZ, FERDINAND MARTIN G.

ARROYO, DIOSDADO IGNACIO JOSE MARIA

REFERRAL ON 2007-12-19 TO THE COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND INDUSTRY

SIGNIFICANCE: NATIONAL

DATE READ: 2007-12-19


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Just be aware that the Codex Alimentarius allows food with up to 200 parts per million of gluten to still be declared gluten-free. When of course in fact, they really aren't 100% gluten-free, and some people who are extremely gluten intolerant will react to those foods.

They declare wheat starch and wheat germ oil to be gluten-free, but those make many people with celiac disease sick.

So, personally, I wouldn't trust that new law.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

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Just be aware that the Codex Alimentarius allows food with up to 200 parts per million of gluten to still be declared gluten-free. When of course in fact, they really aren't 100% gluten-free, and some people who are extremely gluten intolerant will react to those foods.

They declare wheat starch and wheat germ oil to be gluten-free, but those make many people with celiac disease sick.

So, personally, I wouldn't trust that new law.

Thanks! This is not a law yet and when I read it is seemed more like a political smoke screen rather than a law. I am with a group that is organizing a Celiac Society in the Philippines. I am an American with Celiac bad (celiac disease/DH) and my best friend's son is also very gluten reactive. The situation here is so bad that have given up hope for a "normal" life any time soon!

I want to help influence the Philippine "Gluten-Free" law - based on Gluten Free Tourism (Tourism is big here).

I like the idea that "Gluten-Free" should be, well, Gluten Free! I heard that in Australia Food Labeled "Gluten Free" must contain "no detectable gluten" - that makes sense to me. Someone told me that means less than 5 ppm because that is the lowest they can detect.

Do you know if that is correct? I wish I could find a good law written by someone who really is sensitive and really suffers from celiac disease/DH! I would use it as an example for other Congressmen and Senators.

Thanks,

Lan

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