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Posted on: Tue, 03/09/2004 - 3:19pm
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This press release is from CSPI...
[url="http://www.cspinet.com/new/200403091.html"]http://www.cspinet.com/new/200403091.html[/url]
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Senate Passes Food Allergen Labeling Bill
Plain English Words Would Identify Allergens on Ingredient List
The Senate last night unanimously passed legislation that would help Americans with food allergies spot common allergens on food labels. The bill was sponsored by Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) and Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA). Representative Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) has similar legislation pending in the House.
The bill requires food manufacturers to use plain English words like

Posted on: Tue, 03/09/2004 - 3:33pm
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FAAN even got into the act and did some advocating via press release today...
[url="http://www.foodallergy.org/press_releases/falcpa.html"]http://www.foodallergy.org/press_releases/falcpa.html[/url]
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For Immediate Release
Senate Passes Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) To Simplify and Mandate Food Labeling by 2006
Bill Will Next be Considered by The House
Millions of Americans to benefit from labeling of major food allergens
FAIRFAX, Va., March 8, 2004 -- New food label legislation, passed by the Senate today, is an important step forward in providing clear, consistent and reliable ingredient label information --an essential first line of defense for the millions of Americans who have food allergies, according to The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN). The new labeling legislation will ensure that the ingredients are understandable to the average consumer and not just scientists.
The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) was passed as part of a larger bill, S.741, the Minor use and Minor Species Animal Health Act of 2004.
"Those with food allergies depend upon the ingredient label to make decisions that impact their health," said Anne Mu

Posted on: Wed, 03/10/2004 - 1:56am
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Nutternomore,thank you!!!!
Love this site
Synthia

Posted on: Wed, 03/10/2004 - 6:30am
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I just emailed my Senator. What else can I do and who else can I contact?
Thanks [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by ALLERGYMOM (edited March 10, 2004).]

Posted on: Wed, 03/10/2004 - 6:36am
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Posted on: Wed, 03/10/2004 - 8:03am
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If anyone thinks that the food lobby is going to roll over and just let this pass, check out the statement from the National Food Processor's Association.
They are telling [i]your Rep.[/i] that we don't need this legislation, and they will attempt to weaken it.
Don't let your Rep. only here one side of the story. Tell them that the voluntary guidelines that have been in place for years, [b]haven't gotten the job done[/b], and that we need this legislation!
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[url="http://nfpa-food.org/NewsReleases/NFPANewsRelease030904.htm"]http://nfpa-food.org/NewsReleases/NFPANewsRelease030904.htm[/url]
Senate-Passed Provisions on Allergen Labeling Reflect Many Current Industry Practices
( Washington , D.C. )

Posted on: Wed, 03/10/2004 - 8:10am
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deegann: I did not take it that way..lol [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 03/10/2004 - 8:42am
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OK emailed my rep [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Thanks

Posted on: Thu, 03/11/2004 - 12:45am
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reraising,
Lets stay on track!!!
Love this site
Synthia

Posted on: Thu, 03/11/2004 - 1:10am
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Quote:Originally posted by Nutternomore:
[b]Here is the list of current co-sponsors for HR3684:
[url="http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:HR3684:@@@L&summ2=m&#cosponsors"]http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:HR3684:@@@L&summ2=m&#cosponsors[/url]
I continue to refer to the quote made a few years ago by Jack Welsh, former CEO at General Electric - [i]Control your destiny...or someone else will.[/i]
Then, tell your kids or other loved ones (and yourself) that you took the time to make a fundamental difference in the lives of those with food allergies.
If you have an update to share re:contact with your legislator, please post it here, and also let Jim know at [email]allergies@shamrockbay.com[/email] , so he can update the list of supporters.[/b]
Two more cosponsors are added (from Illinois and Minnesota). There are now 33 co-sponsors lets keep at them!!!
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Jana
[url="http://www.seattlefoodallergy.org"]www.seattlefoodallergy.org[/url]

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