scales of justice Campaign for Better Food Labels Petition


 

Hello and welcome to The Campaign for Better Food Labels. Even though there are many types of interesting and useful publications
on the Internet, in magazines, medical publications, etc., it is still difficult to go to the local grocery store and know if the products you are
buying are totally gluten free. We have decided to continue our original petitions to the FDA, various manufacturers and U.S. Senators, in hope of persuading them to continue to improve labeling and labeling laws even though there recently were significant changes in food labeling laws. Whether you suffer from Celiac Sprue, Food Allergies, and/or nothing at all, you should be able to know exactly what is in the products you are eating. Current labeling laws now require manufactures to list eight major foods or food group that are believed to account for 90 percent of all food allergies. The top eight allergens that must be listed are milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans. As a celiac I am thankful for the new labeling laws, but the law still does not require them to list barley, oats, rye, and spelt. I firmly believe that everyone, regardless of if you have a food intolerance or not should be able to read labels easily, because there is no reason to hide ingredients for any reason.. Everyone has the right to know what they are consuming and that is the reason we are continuing to petition the FDA and various manufacturers and hopefully in the near future we can have accurate food labels.

If you are interested in supporting this cause, please click on the following links and sent letters to manufactures, the FDA and your senators.: Each person needs to send a separate letter to the FDA and US Senators, but we will send out mass mailings to the various manufacturers.. The reason for sending separate letters to the FDA is so each letter is given a docket number and if we get enough we can make a difference. 

FDA
Dockets Management Branch, HFA-305
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Rm 1061
Rockville, MD 20852

http://www.glutenfreekitchen.org/petition.htm">Letter to FDA - Click here to obtain a copy of the petition. Simply print out the petition and sign your name, along with your address and
mail to the address above. You can also add a personal suggestion or recommendation. The FDA would like to hear from individuals
instead of one large petition on how to better improve food labels. 

http://www.glutenfreekitchen.org/letter_to_manufacturers.htm">Letter to Manufacturers - Click here to sign the petition for better food labels. This will be sent to individual manufactures, asking for a
change in labeling.

http://www.glutenfreekitchen.org/US_Senators.htm">U.S. Senators - Click here to obtain information on how to email your  State Senators. Send a petition letter or a letter of your own asking for a change in food labeling. We need to create public awareness.


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