Petition to Improve Ingredient Labeling Formats

Posted on: Fri, 11/02/2001 - 6:18am
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Our friends at the Center For Science in the Public Interest recently filed a petition requesting that the FDA adopt a regulation that establishes format standards for ingredient lists on the labels of all food products. The proposed format is similar to the format of the "Nutrition Facts" label that currently appears on all packaged food products. The petition additionally proposes a specific format for listing allergenic ingredients. This would make it a lot easier for us to select safe foods for our families. To view the petition and see examples of the proposed format, you may visit the search page on the FDA website([url]http://www.fda.gov/search.html[/url]) and enter the docket number 01P-0320. You will need Acrobat Reader 4.0 to read the petition. If you like what you see, please write to the FDA and let them know. Their address is:

Food and Drug Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857.

Please refer to the docket number in your letter and send a copy to CSPI. Their address is:

Center for Science in
the Public Interest
1875 Connecticut Ave.,
N.W. Suite 300
Washington, D.C.
20009
Phone: (202) 332-9110
FAX: (202) 265-4954
E-mail: [email]cspi@cspinet.org[/email]

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