Support the Food Allergen Consumer Protection Act

Posted on: Fri, 09/19/2003 - 6:38am
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This bill would require that manufacturers label the main eight food allergens in common language; close the food additive loophole; and require better measures to prevent cross-contamination among other measures. A show of online support is automatically sent to your Senators and Representatives. Please show your support.

Go to [url="http://www.foodallergyinitiative.org"]www.foodallergyinitiative.org[/url]
Click on Labeling

Posted on: Fri, 09/19/2003 - 6:40am
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Sorry clicked the wrong thing.
So, go to [url="http://www.foodallergyinitiative.org"]www.foodallergyinitiative.org[/url]
Click on Labeling
At the bottom of the screen click Show You Concern.
A window opens. Fill your info in and send.
They show you a list of your Senators and Reps it's been e-mailed to.
It's a great idea. Saves lives. Please pass it along.

Posted on: Fri, 09/19/2003 - 11:18am
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sillyfeline, just emailed my reps. and will ask my family and friends to do the same. Thanks for showing us the link.

Posted on: Mon, 09/29/2003 - 2:20am
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Thanks for the info. I used the site to voice my concern. I hope more people will support the FOOD ALLERGEN CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT. It is so important to our allergic loved ones.

Posted on: Tue, 09/30/2003 - 2:33am
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I sent my email last night and recieved a call this morning and was patched through to my congressman and asked them to please support the act!! Awesome! I'm asking my friends and family to do the same!
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Posted on: Thu, 10/02/2003 - 6:44am
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Sillyfeline...thanks for making us all aware of this...I have spoke with Scott from food allergy initiative the past 3 days....they are Really need people from Texas to write letters as congressman Tom Delay is majority leader and can hold alot of power with this....send them your letter to congressman Tom Delay with a business letter head (this looks more official and shows these are not bogus letters) via Fax at 1-888-891-4142 they are running out of time and would like them by tommorrow!!!
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Posted on: Tue, 10/07/2003 - 5:22am
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The Food Allergy Initiative has posted the following Legislative Action Alert at their site.
Legislative Action Alert
Residents of Illinois, South Carolina, Texas, Missouri, and Florida
You can help us deliver a message to House Speaker Denny Hastert (R-IL), U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Congressman Tom Delay (R-TX), Congressman Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Congress Mike Bilirakis (R-FL) asking them to support the

Posted on: Tue, 12/16/2003 - 8:10am
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As of December 8th, 2003, the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) has been reintroduced by Nita Lowey as H.R. 3684.
The companion Senate bill introduced by Judd Gregg is S.741, known as the Minor Use Minor Species Animal Health Act (the FALCPA is a rider on the bill called 'Title II').
Please contact your representative and senators today and ask for their support for this bill.
Jim

Posted on: Sun, 01/18/2004 - 4:56pm
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For those that haven't had a chance to wade through the text of the legislation, I found a review of the legislation by a law firm in Washington DC that was made available to some of the food association groups (e.g. the National Frozen Pizza Institute).
[url="http://www.affi.com/nfpi/pubpol/mtfoodallergen.pdf"]http://www.affi.com/nfpi/pubpol/mtfoodallergen.pdf[/url]
Looks like a pretty good recap to me.
I'd post it, but it's got footnotes and the like, so it would a bit difficult to make it readable here. Here's one of the times where I wish we had the ability to store attachments at PA.com [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Anyway, check it out. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 02/06/2004 - 1:52pm
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The email notification is a great way to get them to see numbers. Here

Posted on: Sun, 02/08/2004 - 2:31pm
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Lauren,
Unfortunately, you can't do attachments here at PA.com.
However, I saw the post for this over at POFAK and it's a pretty cool idea.
Here's another suggestion for your consideration. Could you possibly speak to Jana R. and see if you could post the stuff on the Seattle FEAST website?
Then you could share the link here, so those interested in pursuing could have access to all the info over at the Seattle FEAST site.

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