Apr 30th, 2012 by Roxanne
I have been researching the federal labeling laws concerning gluten free lately. Weird things. I will start at the beginning of what I found and explain what I know.
There was a law that was going through the legislation. It was trying to be passed back in 2004.
PUBLIC LAW 180-282-AUG 2, 2004 -
TITLE I-MINOR USE AND MINOR SPECIES HEALTH
Minor Use and Minor Species Animal Health Act of 2004
This law talks about the approval of new animal drugs, the need, the marketing and public interest concerning the drug.
You can google it in its entirety or look at this link for Public Law 108-282
So what does this have to do with Allergen Labeling of our food?! Exactly….Nothing. Only that is where TITLE II-FOOD ALLERGEN LABELING AND CONSUMER PROTECTION was added.
Just weird that the Allergen Labeling law is attached to an Animal Health Act. Why? Were they trying to get it passed wherever they could? Were they trying to sneak it past without people noticing? It is just weird that it was attached to a law about animal drugs. Just odd.