Gluten Free Watchdog supports the Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2021
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On August 3rd, Representatives Pallone and DeLauro, and Senators Blumenthal, Whitehouse, and Markey introduced the Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2021 (H.R. 4917/S.2594). The FLMA is a comprehensive effort to address numerous food labeling issues and includes amending FALPCA (Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act) to require that food product packaging must disclose gluten-containing grains. The Bill also would require that allergen, gluten, and ingredient information must be displayed for food products sold online. Gluten Free Watchdog is strongly supportive of these measures.
The FLMA is a game-changer for Americans with celiac disease and other gluten related disorders. Requiring labels to declare all gluten-containing grains in FDA-regulated foods will give consumers information they need to safely choose products for their medically prescribed gluten-free diets. Without the FLMA, these consumers remain at risk of unknowingly ingesting foods that are unsafe for them.
On behalf of the Gluten Free Watchdog community, we urge you to support this bill.
Thank you so much for your consideration.
Tricia Thompson, MS, RD
Founder, Gluten Free Watchdog, LLC