Dear FDA Director of the Office of Nutrition and Food Labeling: Enforce the Gluten-Free Labeling Rule
Post date: July 17, 2017
FDA Action Alert #4: Snail Mail Letter Writing Campaign to FDA
The following email will be sent to subscribers to Gluten Free Watchdog this morning (please share the link to this blog post on social media using #EnforceGFRule):
Dear Gluten Free Watchdog community,
Our FDA action plan continues with action alert #4—a snail mail letter writing campaign.
Two letters to FDA have been posted as pdf files. These letters are addressed to Douglas A. Balentine, Ph.D. He is the Director of the Office of Nutrition and Food Labeling. This office oversees the gluten-free labeling rule. One letter addresses foods that appear to be misbranded based on ingredients (i.e., the inclusion of wheat-based soy sauce in labeled gluten-free foods). The second letter addresses products that may be misbranded due to gluten content.
Letter 1: FDALetter1August
Letter 2: FDALetter2August
Please print these letters and send them to the address below (the address is also included on the letter):
Douglas A. Balentine, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Nutrition and Food Labeling
Center for Food and Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration
FDA College Park Campus CPK 1 Building Room 4C-095
5100 Paint Branch Pkwy.
College Park, MD 20740
Space is provided after the salutation to include your name. My name and contact information is also included.
Please post a link to this blog post on Twitter, Facebook, and in your blogs. Include #EnforceGFRule.
Recap of last week’s action alerts:
Video letter to FDA: Enforce the Gluten-Free Labeling Rule
Blog letter to FDA: FDA, Please investigate labeled gluten-free foods testing at or above 20 parts per million and enforce your own rule https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/news/fda-please-investigate-labeled-gluten-free-foods-testing-at-or-above-20-parts-per-million-and-enforce-your-own-rule/
Blog letter to FDA: FDA, please investigate labeled gluten-free foods containing wheat-based soy sauce and enforce your own rule https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/news/fda-please-investigate-labeled-gluten-free-foods-containing-wheat-based-soy-sauce-and-enforce-your-own-rule/
Thank you for posting the links on Twitter, Facebook, and blogs. Please continue to post to social media. Please tag FDA on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FDA/) by including @FDA in your post (this should bring up the FDA link–it is the forth one down US Food and Drug Administration) and @mention FDA on Twitter (@US_FDA). In your tweets, please also include “Please RT #EnforceGFRule”
This letter writing campaign will truly take a gluten-free village to make it successful. Thank you for your help!
Tricia Thompson, MS, RD
Founder, Gluten Free Watchdog, LLC