American Celiac Disease Alliance (ACDA)

American Celiac Disease Alliance (ACDA) Voice of the Celiac Community since 2003 - fighting for uniform gluten free labeling standard for food & for clear consistent labeling of products containing gluten.
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American Celiac Disease Alliance was founded to give voice to issues impacting individuals with celiac disease. By uniting researchers, food manufacturers, patient support groups and others, the organization seeks to advance research, raise awareness, and change public policy to improve life for individuals with celiac disease.

Mission: To improve the lives of those with celiac disease through programs of awareness, research, education and advocacy.

Ready, Set, Go! Girl Scouts will have GF cookies across the country this year. It was so heartwarming to hear a young sc...
01/06/2015
Girl Scout Cookies | Complete Official Listing of All Cookies

Ready, Set, Go! Girl Scouts will have GF cookies across the country this year. It was so heartwarming to hear a young scout say her all-time favorite cookie was the new GF Toffee-tastic when talking about the annual sale which kicks off next month. http://www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_cookies/meet_the_cookies.asp

The complete, updated and official listing of all Girl Scout Cookie types and flavors from all bakers; including names, descriptions, ingredients, and name of baker.

New menu nutrition calorie rule falls short for those with celiac disease and food allergies. http://www.fda.gov/NewsEve...
11/25/2014
FDA finalizes menu and vending machine calorie labeling rules

New menu nutrition calorie rule falls short for those with celiac disease and food allergies.
http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm423952.htm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized two rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, similar retail food establishments and vending machines with 20 or more locations to provide consumers with more nutritional information about t…

RECALL DLundberg Farms Recalls Eco-Farmed & Organic Brown Rice Flour Because of Possible Health (Salmonella) Risk http:/...
11/17/2014
Lundberg Family Farms Recalls Eco-Farmed and Organic Brown Rice Flour Because of Possible Health...

RECALL DLundberg Farms Recalls Eco-Farmed & Organic Brown Rice Flour Because of Possible Health (Salmonella) Risk http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm423223.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Lundberg Family Farms announced that it is voluntarily recalling specific bags of Brown Rice Flour because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weaken…

A decade of community work - Congratulations all around!
08/05/2014
A New Era of “Gluten-free” Labeling | FDA Voice

A decade of community work - Congratulations all around!

A New Era of “Gluten-free” LabelingPosted on August 5, 2014 by FDA VoiceBy: Michael R. TaylorFor most of us, choosing a meal is not a make or break decision. Most people prepare a meal without fearing that it will endanger their health. That’s not the case with people who suffer from celiac disease.…

Enjoy Life Foods (a founding member of the ACDA) featured in CNNMoney.  Companies seeking to enter the GF market would d...
07/31/2014
These startup ideas are money magnets

Enjoy Life Foods (a founding member of the ACDA) featured in CNNMoney. Companies seeking to enter the GF market would do well to follow ELF's good manufacturing practices.

These niche sectors are attracting attention -- and, more importantly, money -- from small business lenders.

07/17/2014
Mars Food North America Voluntarily Recalls Specific Batch and Item Number Representing Less...

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm405615.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Mars Food North America is voluntarily recalling two Lot Codes of UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Garden Vegetable with Peas, Carrots & Corn pouch product, representing less than 2,000 cases. Some pouches in these lot codes were filled with a different product that contains barley, a non-wheat source of gl…

05/16/2014
Pedestrian Question - What is Gluten?

This segment from Jimmy Kimmel Live reinforces the need for greater awareness about celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. And why, we celebrate National Celiac Awareness Month!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdJFE1sp4Fw

Some people can't eat gluten for medical reasons, but a lot of people in Los Angeles don't eat gluten because someone in their yoga class told them not to. J...

Research news . . .
04/10/2014
Celiac Disease Microbiome and Metabolomic Study

Research news . . .

Welcome! CDGEMM stands for Celiac Disease Genomic Environmental Microbiome and Metabolomic Study and enrolls infants who have a first-degree relative with celiac disease.

Once again clarifying that the biomarkers have not yet been identified for 'gluten sensitivity' and therefore no way to ...
02/27/2014
The lowdown on celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and celebrity wheat-bashing: In conversation...

Once again clarifying that the biomarkers have not yet been identified for 'gluten sensitivity' and therefore no way to put a number on how many individuals may have the condition. Articles or entities referencing the number of individuals with the condition are not following the science. Food for thought. http://www.bakeryandsnacks.com/R-D/The-lowdown-on-celiac-disease-gluten-sensitivity-and-celebrity-wheat-bashing-In-conversation-with-Dr-Alessio-Fasano/?utm_source=Newsletter_SponsoredSpecial&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter%2BSponsoredSpecial&c=PfSlzBVK5yEX15u5VKlLIQ%3D%3D

We know that almost a third of the population has a genetic predisposition to celiac disease, in that they have particular versions (DQ2 or DQ8) of a cellular receptor called the human leukocyte antigen (HLA). But why do only a fraction of those with this predisposition actually develop the disease?

We're looking forward to the opportunity to share the views of the celiac community on this critically important issue!
02/04/2014
Federal government proposes standards for school nutrition professionals

We're looking forward to the opportunity to share the views of the celiac community on this critically important issue!

Proposed education and training requirements for school nutrition professionals have been published in the Federal Register. The standards address training for cafeteria workers who prepare meals and directors and managers who operate school meal programs. New directors -- those hired after July 1,…

FDA highlights gluten-free rule among 2013 achievements http://tinyurl.com/FDA-2013
12/23/2013
We Moved Forward on Many Fronts This Year | FDA Voice

FDA highlights gluten-free rule among 2013 achievements http://tinyurl.com/FDA-2013

We Moved Forward on Many Fronts This YearPosted on December 23, 2013 by FDA VoiceBy: Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D.At the FDA, the agency that I’ve had the privilege to lead for the past five years, I am gratified to report that we have a lot to be proud of this year. In fact, this past year’s accomplish...

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12/17/2013
American Celiac Disease Alliance Shop For Charity, Donations, Fundraising, Online - iGive

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Nice review of efforts restaurants are making and challenges they continue to face.
12/16/2013
The hunger for gluten-free foods is a headache for restaurant chains

Nice review of efforts restaurants are making and challenges they continue to face.

The hunger for gluten-free foods has become a headache for restaurant chains, as they struggle to produce dishes that meet increasingly strict requirements from customers and government regulators.

More progress !
12/11/2013
Colo. district to offer more gluten-free options

More progress !

The Boulder Valley School District in Colorado has been identifying items on its menu that are naturally gluten-free, but now the district plans to add gluten-free bread as an option for students. School nutrition professionals also will work to avoid cross-contamination between items that have glut...

Next Steps on Arsenic and Rice | FDA Voice
09/13/2013
Next Steps on Arsenic and Rice | FDA Voice

Next Steps on Arsenic and Rice | FDA Voice

Next Steps on Arsenic and RicePosted on September 12, 2013 by FDA VoiceBy: Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., DABT On Sept. 6, FDA announced the results of testing 1,300 samples of arsenic in rice and rice products and found that the arsenic levels in rice do not present an immediate or short-term health r...

09/03/2013
Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Gastroenterology Volume 27, Issue 11: Celiac...

Another important effort to help educate and raise awareness about one of the world's most common genetic conditions.

Glendale, CA (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 -- Dora M. Lam-Himlin, MD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Senior Associate Consultant, Mayo Clinic, Arizona, Phoenix, presented on The Pathologist’s View of Celiac Disease, and Joseph A. Murray, MD, Professor of Medicine, Consultant, Division of Gastroen...

08/28/2013
http://www.ttb.gov/announcements/announcement-gluten-free-content-statements.pdf

TTB has signaled its concern about the marketing of beer made from gluten-containing grains as 'gluten-free.' The agency issued a reminder for companies that make products like Omission Beer to adhere to proper labeling requirementshttp://www.ttb.gov/announcements/announcement-gluten-free-content-statements.pdf

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