Gluten Free Watchdog supports the Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2021Tricia Thompson
Please feel free to cut and paste any or all of this brief letter of support for FLMA into your own personalized letter to send to your members of Congress.
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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
Thank you so much for sharing! I will definitely write a letter to support this. Do you know if this will include medications and supplements?
Thank you, Jocelyn. FALCPA (and hence the bill) covers supplements but not medications.
Thanks for keeping us informed. This sound great!!! keeping my fingers crossed.
I am often seeing that restaurants are saying gluten free but then when I ask about the dedicated space, dedicated fryer or otherwise, they are still shared with breaded items which then contaminates a celiac person. Not all of the disclosures of this cross contamination is on the menu. How is this being regulated?
Please see https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/news/reclaim-gluten-free-help-stop-the-misuse-of-the-term-gluten-free-by-restaurants/ and https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/news/letter-to-fda-regarding-restaurant-use-of-the-term-gluten-free-on-menus/