Thursday, February 22, 2007


Quick: Which month is Celiac Awareness Month?

Beth Hillson--president of the American Celiac Disease Alliance (ACDA) and founder of The Gluten-Free Pantry--just issued the following call to action:
On February 16, 2007, Representative Nita Lowey introduced H.Con.Res. 70, which endorses May as Celiac Awareness Month, and calls for increased federal funding for celiac research.

Rep. Lowey was one of the lead sponsors of the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) which requires food manufacturers to list the top 8 allergens on their product labels. The law also required the FDA to set rules for using the term 'gluten-free' when labeling products.

The American Celiac Disease Alliance applauds Rep. Lowey for her continued efforts to raise awareness about celiac disease, and for her support of our community.

Ask your representative to cosponsor H.Con.Res. 70. Email them directly by going to the ACDA online advocacy site and entering your zip code under "Elected Officials." Your voice will make a difference.

Thank you!

Beth Hillson
President, American Celiac Disease Alliance

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