Gluten-Free Labeling: Time for Action

1in133Right now there are no set standards for the use of the term “gluten free” on food labels, despite that fact that four years ago the Food and Drug Administration was tasked with finalizing standards for gluten free labeling.  It is time for that to change.

Jules Shepard and John Forberger are taking action and they are calling on us for support.  They have organized a Gluten Free Food Labeling Summit to be held May 4th in Washington DC and the event will feature the world’s largest gluten-free cake!

You can help by visiting the web site,  There you can read more about what is happening.  Then look for the green rectangle near the top right side of the page and click on “You Supporting This” (or simply click that link).

There are four ways you can take action:

  • Donate (suggested donation is $11.33 for each gluten free family member)
  • Sign the Petition (easy peasy)
  • Send a Letter to the FDA (It’s all automated.  You can edit the letter if you wish.)
  • Spread the Word

In addition you can join the Facebook causes page and if you Tweet about this be sure to include @1in133 and #1in133.

I have taken action, and I hope you will too.

About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. Thank you so much for posting about I just added a link from my blog to the site in hopes of spreading the news. Awareness is key, thank you again for being informed and helping others to be as well!

  2. Great to see you taking action and motivating us with specific directions on how we too can take action. Well done! I will pass on this valuable information. Angie.

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