Learn from experts from the Celiac Program at Harvard Medical School at the inaugural CEU-based medical and nutrition conference titled “Gluten Free for Life: A Comprehensive Toolkit for Diagnosing and Treating Celiac Disease and Other Gluten-Related Disorders” with separate healthcare professionals and patient tracks.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 6, 2015 –Celiac Disease Foundation today sent a letter to California Attorney General Kamala Harris, asking that she issue notifications to GNC Holdings, Inc., Target Corporation, Walgreens and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., to cease and desist engaging in the sale of adulterated and/or mislabeled herbal dietary supplements in California. “On behalf of the concerned California citizens […]
The Celiac Disease Foundation Medical Advisory Board, together with the National Board of Directors submitted a letter to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force supporting the North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease (NASSCD) comments on the Task Force’s draft research plan for screening for celiac disease. Among other comments, the NASSCD encouraged […]
Affecting 1% of the population, celiac disease is one of the world’s most prevalent genetic autoimmune conditions. In the United States, celiac disease is also one of the least diagnosed, with an estimated 2.5 million children and adults continuing to suffer needlessly. Long-term health complications of undiagnosed celiac disease include cancers, coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, […]
The U.S Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) will be researching and posting a final recommendation statement regarding screening for celiac disease. This screening recommendation will provide information that is “valid, reliable, and useful to health professionals, patients and family members.” Prior to beginning the comprehensive research process, the USPSTF will be posting their draft research […]
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) made a new ruling on how alcohol products can be labeled with respect to gluten. The TTB’s revised ruling on the matter, for the most part, is in line with the FDA.
The Federal government sequester, the automatic spending cuts into both defense and non-defense categories that began in March of 2013, has ended, at least for the time being. Over the past few weeks, Congress put together House Resolution (H.R.) 3547, named the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014. H.R. 3547 is an omnibus bill, a bill […]
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 […]
FDA clarifies what the Gluten-Free Labeling Rule means for restaurants – considers enforcement action to protect consumers
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 […]