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FDA Food Labeling Public Hearing Open Until January 14th!!!!

Posted Jan 14 2009 7:19pm
I was just visiting The Food Allergy Mama and noticed a comment from one of her visitors.  After a little bit of research, it seems this is really true.  The FDA started a public hearing about food labeling back in September 16, 2008 and are requesting comments.

Here's the catch.  

The deadline to let your voice be heard is Wednesday, January 14th.

You many wonder why it even matters or why people get frustrated. Here are some ways dairy ingredients are labeled (Thank you to the Avoiding Milk Protein site for this ingredient information :

Nisin (may), Curds, Whey
Casein, Rennet, Lactose. Lactulose, Whey and casein hydrolysates, Lacalbumin
Lactoglobulin, Lactate starter, Ammonium caseinate
Calcium caseinate, Hydrolzed casein, Lactabum, Lactabum phosphate, Lactate
Lactroferrin, Lactogloblin, Magnesium caseinate
hydrolized vegtable protein, Recaldent

Yes, I'd like to know what chemicals and food additives are in the food. But. As an example...don't you think it would ALSO be helpful if the label plainly states the product CONTAINS milk or dairy rather than MAY CONTAIN? What kind of cop out is that?

What about other food ingredients? There are different ways a label can indicate it contains eggs, dairy, shellfish, food coloring, etc. And it's confusing.

We have only one day to get our voices heard, so please help spread the word!

SUBMIT electronic comments for Docket No. FDA-2008-N-0429 to http://www.regulations.gov

Thank you so much for your support!
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