Pending Legislation of Interest
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- May 13, 2011 Celiac Sprue Association Letter to IRS Notice for Priority Guidelines-- medical deduction of excess food costs necessary to treat celiac disease.
- National Celiac Awareness Month - 112th Congress (2011 - 2012) H.RES.246 introduced May 4, 2011. US House of Representative has imposed a moratorium on resolution actions, at this time. This resolution has been referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004, Title II of Senate Bill S.741 became law on August 2, 2004 with President George W. Bush’s signature. The following is a summary of the bill’s provisions related to Voluntary food labeling using the term “gluten-free”.
"Not later than two years after the date of enactment, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with appropriate experts and stakeholders, shall issue a proposed rule to define, and permit use of, the term 'gluten-free' on the labeling of foods. Not later than four years after the date of enactment, the Secretary shall issue a rule to define, and permit use of, 'gluten-free' on the labeling of foods." Section 206.