Dear FDA, Please provide an update on our citizen petition asking for increased enforcement of misbranding violations under the gluten-free labeling rule

Dear FDA, Please provide an update on our citizen petition asking for increased enforcement of misbranding violations under the gluten-free labeling rule

 

In honor of Celiac Disease Awareness Month 2018,

A series of bites, barks, tail wags, face licks, and pant tugs from Gluten Free Watchdog

May 4, 2018

Gluten Free Watchdog Bark (at FDA) & Pant Tug (at consumers), Post # 4

Please watch the video and then read the recommendations below.

It is important for all of us to document potential misbranding violations. Please do the following if you come across a product either in the store or after purchase that you believe is misbranded:

  1. Take photos of the label that clearly show:
    1. Product name
    2. Gluten-free claim
    3. Ingredients list
    4. Contains statement if present
    5. Wording about gluten-free status printed after the Contains statement
    6. The sell by/best by/use by/expiration date
    7. Lot number
    8. UPC code (very important to photograph)
  2. Send the photos to me (Tricia) at info@glutenfreewatchdog.org
  3. In your email include the name of the store and its location
  4. Contact an FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator using the list available at https://www.fda.gov/Safety/ReportaProblem/ConsumerComplaintCoordinators/
  5. Chronicle your experience with the FDA—Did someone answer the phone? Did you leave a message? Did someone call you back? Were you satisfied with the exchange?
  6. Contact me (Tricia) again and let me know about your experience with FDA. If you decided not to call the Agency, let me know that too!

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