On Tuesday, September 16, 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a hearing in College Park, Maryland to develop a long-term strategy to clear up accidental-allergy warnings that are misleading consumers. In case you missed it, here is my entry on this topic from a few weeks ago.
If you couldn’t make the meeting, you can still have your food allergy opinion known! The public can submit written comments to the FDA regarding this hearing until January 14, 2009.
Comments can be submitted to: Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305)Food and Drug Administration5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061Rockville, MD 20852. Or online at: http://www.regulations.gov/.
I encourage all of you to submit a comment!
The FDA, according to their Web site, “is developing a long-term strategy to assist manufacturers in using allergen advisory labeling that is truthful and not misleading, conveys a clear and uniform message, and adequately informs food-allergic consumers and their caregivers.”
For more information on what was covered at the hearing, click here.
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