Alli (neugotik) wrote,
Alli
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FDA calls out for public feedback on food labeling (esp. regarding Celiac issues)

This is interesting: http://www.csaceliacs.org/
"FDA Public Hearing
August 19, 2005
In an effort to define the term "gluten-free" for
use on food labels, the FDA requests your comments
either in person at the Hearing or submitted in writing
before September 19, 2005.


and here is are more specifics: http://www.csaceliacs.org/FDAHearingAug192005.php
Wherein it states:
"The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public meeting to obtain expert comment and consultation from stakeholders to help the agency to define and permit the voluntary use on food labeling of the term "gluten-free". The meeting will focus on food manufacturing, analytical methods, and consumer issues related to reduced levels of gluten in food.

Those who wish to speak at the meeting, or otherwise provide the FDA with their written or oral comments, focus on the questions set out in the following document."

(I tried to get to the FDA page, but it's offline right now:
"To view a PDF of the official document, click the following link and then enter page number 41356.)
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/retrieve.html)
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