Last year, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials made a commitment to the celiac and gluten-intolerant community that the gluten-free labeling rule would be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2012 (September 30). It took us 10 years to get to that point and now that date has come and gone. Currently we have over 16,000 signatures on the White House petition to finalize gluten-free labeling. We have through THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1st, to reach our goal of 25,000 signatures, the threshold at which the White House promises to respond.
Please pass this along to your family and friends NOW. They don't have to be Celiac or have gluten-sensitivity. Anyone can sign the petition.
Background and Q & A on the petition is at www.americanceliac.org
The petition can be read and signed on the White House website: http://wh.gov/Be7R