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I spoke with Laurensmom last week, and we are planning another online meeting this Friday, November 14 at 9:30 EST. We will be continuing our discussion about labeling and ways to expidite the Food Allergen Protection Act- the more people we can get involved, the faster the Act will be passed. Hope to see you all there.

Allison

On Nov 10, 2003

This is kind of "sideways" to the topic- two representatives emailed me back and said that the bill never made it to the floor and both insinuated it was dead and would see no action. Has anyone heard this?

paula

On Nov 10, 2003

Paula,

It is true that the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) has not yet been re-introduced.

Tactics have changed this time around. The Food industry lobby has consistently found ways to kill the previous attempts at legislation. This time around, the reason for the "call to action" now is to discuss this with members of Congress [b]before[/b] it gets re-introduced.

By educating and gaining support prior to its introduction, the hope is to get a quick vote and push it through this time around.

On Nov 11, 2003

I will try to make it, however the time difference unfortunately will decide whether I will make it (mountain time and near two toddlers bedtimes). If I don't make it count me in to do whatever is necessary to get this bill passed! Which two representatives said it was "dead?"

On Nov 11, 2003

I'll try to be there, though that's bed time at my house.

The two reps I have heard from said that they would support it if it came up again. They are Richard Burr (r-NC, House), and John Edwards (d- NC- Senate). John Edwards is pursuing the Democratic nomination. I think Burr is on the Health subcommittee of the House.

On Nov 11, 2003

For those who can't come because of the earlier time, please try to come a little later if possible. 10pm was proving just a little rough for me as everyone has been sick (thought we were getting better but alas!)

Anyway, will do my best to post the "minutes" afterwards, but if you get a chance, pop in. Depending on the participation and availability, we might still be there.

Andrea

On Nov 13, 2003

jus\t wanted to remind everyone to come to the meeting friday night

Allison

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On Nov 14, 2003

come to the meeting tonight...if you come send me a sound message b/c I'm doing something else until the meeting starts

ALlison

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On Nov 14, 2003

How do I join? I tried the url listed on the other board and it said that it was not available.

On Nov 14, 2003

We are still there if anyone is intersted! Room not full so keep trying!

On Nov 14, 2003

I always seem to get in when no one else is home. Oh well. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

On Jun 23, 2004

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On Jun 23, 2004

I have a question about food labeling. We all rely on the information on labels to be accurate, as it could be a matter of life or death for highly allergic individuals. I do not know a lot about the labeling laws. one thing that has crossed my mind is, does anyone ever worry that the manufacturers will just start putting the May Contain or Processed in... labels on all their packaging just to play it safe? I have noticed that these statements are continuing to appear on products that i have previously purchased and there was no disclaimer.

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