The American Celiac Disease Alliance has organized an effort to spur the Food and Drug Administration to finish the congress-mandated FALCPA labeling rules that were due in 2008.
Excerpt from section 206 of the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-282, Title II):
SEC. 206. GLUTEN LABELING. Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with appropriate experts and stakeholders, shall issue a proposed rule to define, and permit use of, the term ``gluten-free'' on the labeling of foods. Not later than 4 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall issue a final rule to define, and permit use of, the term ``gluten-free'' on the labeling of foods.
Food allergy labeling guidelines are of absolute necessity for those with celiac disease, gluten intolerance and other food allergies. The FDA's food allergy guidelines pertaining to gluten free labeling are now nearly three years overdue!
The American Celiac Disease Alliance urges everyone to contact the FDA and their congressional representatives to let them know how important proper food labeling is to everyone in the gluten free community. Visit the ACDA's Action Alert site today to contact your elected officials. Let them know you want the FDA to finish the FALCPA labeling rules!