Days to Clear GF Labeling
This site is a collaboration between the founders of 1in133.org, Jules Shepard and John Forberger, and the American Celiac Disease Alliance.
11:00 a.m - 4:30 - Cake Building (all are welcome)
We are developing opportunities to brief staffers on Capitol Hill and meet with individual Congressional Representatives - watch for details.
5 p.m. - 8:30 - VIP Reception (donors & invited guests)
With distinguished speakers, including Dr. Alessio Fasano
Finger Foods by chef extraordinaire Aaron Flores and local restaurants serving gluten-free menu items
(Everyone is welcome, donations kindly requested. Please RSVP to Info@1in133.org First 300 attendees receive a "swag bag" full of gluten-free magazines and goodies provided by our sponsors)
All Day - Individuals are encouraged to make appointments with their Representative and Senators to discuss the need for gluten-free labeling standards. Not sure how to do this? See "Coming to the Summit".
On August 2, 2011, the anniversary of the passage of the Food Allergen Labeling and Protection Act (FALCPA), and two months after the Gluten Free Labeling Summit, FDA announced it would allow 60 more days of comments on the gluten free labeling proposal. When the comment period closed in October, the agency had received hundreds and hundreds of comments. Among the letters was one signed by nearly 5,000 individuals urging the FDA to require products labeled gluten-free to meet a set standard not to exceed 20ppm, the same standard adopted for use in the international community.
The FDA is expected to announce the final standard by the end of 2012.
Thanks to ALL who raised their voice so that the celiac community could be heard loud and clear in support of gluten-free labeling.
Be sure to check back as we provide updates on the progress of FDA's actions.
Time for Labeling at USDA
The majority of food products in this country (80%) are regulated by the FDA. Celiac and gluten-sensitive consumers will still have to monitor labels on meat and poultry products regulated by the USDA even after the final FDA rules are released. Since there had been no word from USDA Secretary Vilsack about the need for GF labeling on foods overseen by that agency, the ACDA wrote to the Secretary urging him to help us celebrate awareness month with a commitment to adopt the gluten-free labeling requirements once FDA completes its work later this year.
Read his response.