Monday, May 2, 2011

Celiac Awareness Month

May is Celiac Awareness month! This year, the month is all about changing the way people look at gluten free. Just a few days away the first Gluten Free Food Labeling Summit will be held in Washington, DC.  Most of us can't go out to the event, but there is still a way to help with the cause. You can go to 1in133.org and sign the petition to get the FDA to finally set standardized labeling for gluten free products. Anyone that is on the gluten free diet knows how important it is to have a standard for gluten free labeling. It would make our lives much easier, and ensure that all gluten free products are indeed that. I really hope this summit makes the FDA see that we are going to fight for what should have already been done, and make them finally take action.  I guess we'll just have to see.

2 comments:

Kathleen said...

I live in Canada, and we just went through this same fight with our government. Finally, this year, they announced changes to food labeling that will make it mandatory for items such as gluten to be clearly listed on labels. Good luck with the struggle. It's an important cause!

I saw you on gluten free faces. Your blog looks really good!

Kathleen
www.coulditbeceliac.blogspot.com

Stacey said...

Hopefully we will have as much luck as you did. The FDA seems to be taking it seriously now, but we will see. Thanks!