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FDA Sets Definition of ‘Gluten-Free’ for Labeling

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The FDA last month released a regulation defining the term “gluten-free” for voluntary food labeling. The regulation sets a standard of no more than 20 parts per million of gluten for a product to be labeled as gluten-free, among other requirements. The standard “is consistent with that set by other countries and international bodies that […]

HR 2003: Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act Update

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Introduced: May 15, 2013 (113th U.S. Congress, 2013-2015) Status: Referred to Committee CDF Update – June 18, 2013 On the eve of International Celiac Disease Awareness Day (May 16, 2013), Representatives Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Nita Lowey (D-NY) introduced the Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act – HR 2003 to the U.S. Congress. The Act will […]

HR 2003: Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act

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Introduced: May 15, 2013 (113th U.S. Congress, 2013-2015) Status: Referred to Committee CDF Update – June 18, 2013 On the eve of International Celiac Disease Awareness Day (May 16, 2013), Representatives Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Nita Lowey (D-NY) introduced the Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act – HR 2003 to the U.S. Congress. The Act will […]

Gluten-Free Food Labeling on the Horizon

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FDA Gluten-Free Food Labeling Soon to Become Reality The road to proper gluten-free labeling has been long and filled with bureaucratic hurdles, but the light at the end of the tunnel is finally shining through. It has been over 8 years since the FALCPA (Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act) labeling standards went into […]

Massachusetts Bill Promises Tax Break to People with Celiac Disease

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By Elaine Thompson TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF ethompson@telegram.com No matter what he did as a young man, Michael D. Peterson just couldn’t gain weight. At 5 feet 10, he only weighed 118 pounds. Although a long-distance runner, he had little energy and was constantly having stomach aches. As he got older, his doctor suggested that […]

Food Ingredients in Meds Causing Adverse Effects

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People with medical conditions such as celiac, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or food allergies should know that they may not be sensitive or allergic to the medicine to which they reacted. Rather, their reactions may have been from the food contents in the drugs. FDA regulations requiring the clear labeling of all food contents and elimination […]

May was Celiac Awareness Month

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California is the latest entry on the roster of states to declare May as Celiac Awareness Month thanks to the efforts of many within the Celiac community and the tenacity of State Senator Bob Huff (R-CA), author of SCR7. Already on board with their own State Resolutions are Illinois, North Carolina, Maryland, Minnesota, and New […]

CDF at DDNC

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Three weeks ago Celiac Disease Foundation CEO Marilyn Geller attended the Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) Public Policy Forum in Washington DC. Marilyn joined celiac execs Alice Bast of NFCA, and Mary Schluckebier of CSA, to lobby congressional leaders to support funding for the National Institutes of Health at a level of $32 billion and […]

Victory for Celiacs at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities by public accommodations, including colleges and universities, the Justice Department announced an agreement on Thursday, December 20th with Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The agreement will ensure that students with celiac disease or food allergies are provided with equal meal […]