Advocacy - Get involved!
The American Celiac Disease Alliance keeps us up to date on legisltation affecting our lives. Write to government officials today using quick and easy tools on their website.
Congress is threatening to cut funding to the FDA that could threaten the agency's ability to finish the long-awaited gluten-free labeling rules, as well as other food safety programs. Write to your members of Congress about this issue.
Gluten-Free Labeling Rules
The Food and Drug Administraation needs to finish the gluten-free labeling rules mandated by Congress in 2004, and Congress needs to pressure the FDA to do so. Write to your members of Congress about this issue.
The Food and Drug Administration is three years late publishing the gluten-free labeling rules mandated by Congress in the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection of 2004 (FALCPA). The rules were due by August 2008. Congress needs to press the FDA to act, and the FDA needs to get the job done.
We are tired of wondering if the food we buy is safe and tired of waiting for the FDA to finish the rules. The FDA has had over SIX YEARS to study this issue.
The American Celiac Disease Alliance is urging everyone to act. It takes just a couple of minutes to use their website to automatically send emails to the Food and Drug Administration and Health and Human Services, and your Senators and Representative in Congress.
Beth Hillson, President of the American Celiac Disease Alliance, writes, "Let's show our strength by shouting out how important this is to us. Tell the FDA to finish the GF Labeling regulations. Tell them that people with celiac disease require safe, gluten-free foods. Tell them to finish the FALCPA Labeling Rules NOW."
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Updated July 2011