Understanding the FDA’s Gluten-Free Labeling Proposal: Check out This Website!

I’m sure you’ve heard the great news: the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally published its proposal for gluten-free labeling requirements and is accepting comments from consumers through October 3, 2011.

Now that the proposal has been published, it’s time for the celiac community to take the critical step of providing feedback to the FDA. In order to assist gluten-free consumers with this task, the Celiac Disease Foundation and American Celiac Disease Alliance, with the help of notable experts, have set up an informative website (www.1in133.org) with resources on the proposed guidelines and even a Gluten-Free Labeling Proposal Letter to which consumers can add their signature.

According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, “Many individuals want to comment on the proposal but may not be sure of what to write or how to frame their comments or perhaps find it complicated to navigate through the process.”

The Frequently Asked Questions page is informative and easy to understand, and the proposed letter is cogent and well-analyzed. Check it out and let your voice be heard!

http://1in133.org/proposal

Tina Turbin

www.GlutenFreeHelp.info

 

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3 thoughts on “Understanding the FDA’s Gluten-Free Labeling Proposal: Check out This Website!

  1. Thanks for this recommendation! I’m embarrassed to say that I didn’t know about this until recently. I was going around all angry that the FDA STILL hadn’t proposed guidelines, and what do you know? They had after all, but I was just out of the loop! I was a little overwhelmed when I read the proposals but after trying this website, I felt like I could really understand them and take a reasonable stance in respect to them. I really agree with their letter and I signed my name to it feeling like I really did something and grateful that these organizations have made the process so easy.

  2. This is such a great website! Thank you thank you thank you! I felt so guilty that I wasn’t reading the guidelines or providing comments of my own, but I felt that the author of their letter very clearly and cogently presented how I felt about everything and I was very happy to sign my name to that.

  3. A good website. Thanks for the recommendation, Tina. I agree with all the points in the letter. What the heck is up with the “low in gluten” proposed label? That’s totally worthless. If you are sensitive to gluten or have celiac disease, you can’t have ANY of it. What were they thinking? Strange…

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