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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Action Week: GF Labels

How does the FDA define "Gluten Free"?

I don't know.

That's why I'm asking you!

OH WAIT!

THEY DON'T!  No one governs the term "gluten free" in the United States.  You can slap a GF label on pretty much anything (but you won't, if you're reputable).

In 2007, the gluten-free labeling situation was SUPPOSED to be resolved.

In 2011, there still isn't a standard.

I have a child with Type 1 Diabetes who relies on medical technology...therefore I KNOW all about FDA delays and whatnot.  But FOUR (almost FIVE) years?

REALLY?!?!?!?

Gluten-Free advocates from across the country have grabbed their attention.  The world's largest gltuen-free cake may have helped with that, by the way.

It's time to put a law in place.

The FDA is accepting comments from the public regarding what a gluten-free labeling law should look like.

Click HERE to add your 2 cents, and let's make this happen!!!!
1in133.org - Support Gluten-Free Food Labeling








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3 comments:

  1. That's ridiculous!!! The FDA will certainly hear from me!

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  2. News like this is so disappointing. I mean, we have so much info on stupid things....know what I mean?

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  3. I had no idea! I knew that when I bought anything for friends who have celiac disease that I had to look at the ingredients and not trust the "Gluten Free" label...but I had no idea that was because the phrase wasn't governed by the FDA. Really, I had no clue. Wow.

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